"The Taínos were the people Christopher Columbus and his men encountered when they first set foot in the New World. Taínos greeted the Spaniards when the voyagers landed in the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and other islands. They were were doomed the moment the Europeans came ashore." Read more at:
Sharing a link to an excellent article by Ivan Castro, Suite.io Contributor, a former reporter for The Miami Herald. He is an excellent writer and has written several articles on various historical events such as - reign of Nero, an emperor of ancient Rome; World War I and II; and slave rebellions in the Caribbean. To view his complete list of contributed articles, click here. You will indeed learn some things you never knew you never knew!!
(* Link also shared via my Pinterest board on The Bahamas.)
Note: If the articles or other paged links on the suite.io site are not available, here is an alternate link: The Taino genocide | Agabond
Christoper Columbus arrives in America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Dujo, a wooden chair crafted by Taínos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)