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Volume VII, December 2006 – December 2007
- The Final Report on the Gli Gli Leeward Island Expedition-May 2007 – Aragorn Dick-Read
- A Note on a Radiocarbon Date for the Rupununi Phase, Southern Guyana – Mark G. Plew
- New Notes about Taíno Music and its Influence on Contemporary Dominican Life – Lynne Guitar
- Nuevas notas sobre la música taína y su influencia en la vida dominicana contemporánea – Lynne Guitar
- Rolling back extinction: Comment on ‘Curanderos at El Cachote’ – Jorge Estevez
- Curanderos at “el Cachote:” Eloy Rodriguez and the Cloudforest – José Barreiro
- Cuban Journal, Parts One and Two – José Barreiro
Volume VI, August 2004 – August 2005
- The Guajiro Who Killed a Güije (an oral tale from Cuba) – José Barreiro
- Hunting North American Indians in Barbados – Patricia Penn Hilden
- Writing the Caribs Out: The Construction and Demystification of the ‘Deserted Island’ Thesis for Trinidad – Maximilian C. Forte
- Extinction: The Historical Trope of Anti-Indigeneity in the Caribbean – Maximilian C. Forte
Volume V, June 2003 – June 2004
- Indigenous Puerto Rico: DNA evidence upsets established history – Rick Kearns
- The Origin and Survival of the Taino Language – David Wahayona Campos Reyes
- How the Amerindians of Arima Lost Their Lands: Nots from Primary and Other Historical Sources, 1802-1880 – Maximilian C. Forte, Ph.D.
Volume IV, February 2002 – February 2003
- On the Rights of the Aboriginal Peoples of French Guyana – Alexis Tiouka
- Du droits des peuples indigènes de la Guyane française – Alexis Tiouka
- A New Reality for Venezuela’s Indigenous Peoples – Domingo Sánchez P.
- Una nueva realidad para los indígenas de Venezuela – Domingo Sánchez P.
- ‘We Are Not Extinct’: The Revival of Carib and Taíno Identities, the Internet, and the Transformation of Offline Indigenes into Online ‘N-digenes’ – Maximilian C. Forte, Ph.D.
Volume III, February 2001 – February 2002
- What Really Happened at Santo Cerro? Origin of the Legend of the Virgin de las Mercedes – Lynne Guitar, PhD.
- A Re-consideration of the Native American and African Roots of Garifuna Identity – Joseph Palacio, PhD.
- ‘Our Amerindian Ancestors: The State, the Nation, and the Revaluing of Indigeneity in Trinidad and Tobago – Maximilian C. Forte
Volume II, October 1999 – October 2000
- The Return of the Taïnos/ Our Own “Lost Tribe” – Richard Kearns
- The Official Academic Story – Extinct but with Influence – Richard Kearns
- Restoration and Outreach/ Conversations with La Nación Taïna in New York – Richard Kearns
- Messages from the Taïno Restoration and Truth Reclamation/ We Never Disappeared – Richard Kearns
- Nación Taïna: Recovery and Restoration of the Culture – Richard Kearns
- The “Carlisle 62” – Valerie Nanaturey Vargas Stehney
Volume I, September 1998 – September 1999
- The International Indigene: Regional and Global Integration of Caribbean Amerindian Communities – Maximilian C. Forte
- Renewed Indigeneity in the Local-Global Continuum and the Political Economy of Tradition among Modern West Indian Caribs – Maximilian C. Forte
- From Smoke Ceremonies to Cyberspace: Globalized Indigeneity, Multi-Sited Research, and the Internet – Maximilian C. Forte
From Other Websites:
- “The Admiral and the Chief,” by Samuel M. Wilson, Natural History, pp. 14-19, 3/91.
- “Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Identity: An Interpretation or Caribbean Identity”:by Jan Carew.
- “Beachhead in the Bahamas: Columbus Encounters a New World,” by William F. Keegan in Archaeology (January/February 1992, pp. 44-50).
- Biocultural Adaptations of Black Caribs: A select bibliography of scientific publications.
- Boricua Migration to Hawai’i and Meaning of Caribbean Indigenous Resistance, Survival and Presence on the Island of Boriken (Puerto Rico), Paper Presented at the 1999 World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education, Hilo, Hawai’i, August 1-7, 1999. ? Tony Castanha.
- “The Brigands’s War in St Vincent: The view from the French records, 1794-1796”, by Curtis Jacobs, paper presented at the University of the West Indies’ St. Vincent Country Conference, 22-24 May, 2003.
- Callinago: Article by Carrie Martin.
- “The Caribs of Dominica: Land Rights and Ethnic Consciousness”, by Crispin Gregoire and Natalia Kanem, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Vol. 13, Issue 3, 1989.
- “The ‘Carib’ Work Stones of Chateaubelair: curio or calendar system?”, by Claudius Fergus, paper presented at the University of the West Indies’ St. Vincent Country Conference, 22-24 May, 2003.
- “Chatoyer’s Artist: Agostino Brunias and the depiction of St Vincent”, by Lennox Honychurch, paper presented at the University of the West Indies’ St. Vincent Country Conference, 22-24 May, 2003
- “Christopher Columbus: A Bibliographic Voyage,” by Jack Shreve in “Choice” (January 1991, Vol. 29, pp. 703-711).
- “A Clash of Cultures: Millions of native people were ill-equipped for the onslaught of the mighty Spanish,” by Brian Fagan in “Archaeology” (Jan-Feb 1990).
- “Coastal Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Values – Their Significance to the Garifuna and Rest of the Caribbean Region”, by Dr. Joseph O. Palacio, from the UWI Belize Country Conference.
- “Columbus and the City of Gold,” by William F. Keegan, in Journal of the Bahamas Historical Society Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 34-39, 1984.
- Columbus My Enemy: Paper by Samuel Wilson, in Natural History (December 1990)
- “Creating the Guanahatabey (Ciboney): the modern genesis of an extinct culture,”Paper by William F. Keegan.
- “Cultural Pluralism and the Emergence of Complex Society in the Greater Antilles”, Paper by Samuel M. Wilson.
- Cultural Survival Quarterly, Special Issue on Central America and the Caribbean, 1989, Vol. 13.
- “The Dance of the Condor & the Eagle” by John Curl.
- “Dangriga BZ or USA?: Out-migration experiences of a Garifuna community in post-independent Belize,” by Myrtle Palacio, from the UWI Belize Country Conference.
- “Death Toll,” by William Keegan in Archaeology (January/February 1992, p. 55)
- “Defending Aboriginal Sovereignty: The 1930 ‘Carib War’ in Waitukubuli (Dominica)”, Paper by Susan Campbell presented at The University of the West Indies Country Conference in Dominica.
- “Destruction of the Taino,” by William F. Keegan in Archaeology (January/February 1992, pp. 51-56).
- “Dress, Diet and Discovery: Columbus Changed Them All,” by Mimi Kelly in Five Hundred Magazine, Volume 1/No. 1; May/June 1989.
- “The Encounter: Native Americans and the Quincentenary,” Reprinted from Encuentro, A Columbian Quincentenary Newsletter, Latin American Institute, the University of New Mexico, by Dave Warren, in Five Hundred Magazine, Volume 1/No. 1; May/June 1989.
- Ethnographic Origins: St. Vincent and Tasmania: Paper by Peter Hulme
- Feature Address, Symposia in Connection with the Second Gathering of Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean, August 29 To September 5, 1993, Paper by Joseph Palacio (Resident Tutor, U.W.I., Belize)
- “The Garifuna: Weaving a Future from a Tangled Past”, Article by Susie Post Rust, in National Geographic magazine
- Gari-Specials: Articles and publications by contemporary Garifunas
- Giving Cannibalism a Human Face: an interview with Beth Conklin, an anthropologist at Vanderbilt University, with David Salisbury (August 15, 2001), in EXPLORATION: The Online Research Journal of Vanderbilt University.
- The History of the Massacre of Two Jesuit Missionaries in the Island of St. Vincent, 24th January, 1654. By D. Gualbert van der Plas, O.S.B., D.D.
- The history of prehistoric archaeological research in Suriname: Paper by Aad H. Versteeg.
- The Historical Roots of a Nation, by Cacique Pedro Guanikeyu Torres.
- “Indians in Cuba,” Paper by José Barreiro.
- “Indians in Cuba”, by Jose Barreiro, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Vol. 13, Issue 3, 1989.
- “Indigenous Latino and the consciousness of the Native Americas”, Editorial in Indian Country Today, 04 February, 2003.
- “The Indigenous People of the Caribbean”, a book review by Ian S. McIntosh, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Vol. 23, Issue 4, 1999
- “Indigenous Puerto Rico: DNA evidence upsets established history”, by Rick Kearns, in Indian Country Today, 06 October, 2003.
- “Introduction (Special Issue on Central America and the Caribbean)”, by Mac Chapin, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Vol. 13, Issue 3, 1989.
- “The Leap at Sauteurs: The lost cosmology of indigenous Grenada”, paper presented by Lennox Honychurch at the University of the West Indies Country Conference in Grenada.
- “The Legacy of Columbus,” by Jerald T. Milanich in Archaeology (March/April 1992, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 38-42)
- “Living Cultures of the Americas,” by Olivia Cadaval, Ph.D. in The New World (Spring/Summer 1991, No. 2, p. 6).
- “The Lucayans: The People Whom Columbus Discovered in the Bahamas,” by George A. Aarons in Five Hundred Magazine (April 1990, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 6-7)
- Modern History Sourcebook: Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618): The Discovery of Guiana, 1595 (FULL TEXT)
- “New World Explorers, part I: South America”, Special Issue of The Athena Review, Journal of Archaeology, History, and Exploration, Volume I, no. 3: 1997.
- “La palabra, el silencio y la escritura: notas sobre algunas tribus de las Guayanas”Paper by Edmundo Magaña
- “Partnerships, Co-Constructions, and Network-Building: The Case of Caribbean Amerindian Website Development”, a paper and Powerpoint presentation by Dr. Maximilian C. Forte, from the Seminar on “Research Relationships and Online Relationships” at the Centre for Research into Innovation, Culture and Technology (CRICT), Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK, 19 April, 2002.
- “Peopling the Antilles,” by Samuel M. Wilson, in Archaeology (September/October 1990, pp. 52-57).
- “A Note onTainos: Whither Progress?” Paper by José Barreiro.
- “Reviving Caribs: Recognition, Patronage and Ceremonial Indigeneity in Trinidad and Tobago”, by Maximilian C. Forte, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Vol. 23, Issue 4, 1999.
- “Rumor of Cannibals,” Paper by Dave D. Davis.
- Self-Consuming Fictions: The Dialectics of Cannibalism in Modern Caribbean Narratives, Article by Eugenio D. Matibag
- Some important research contributions of Genetics to the study of Population History and Anthropology in Puerto Rico: An interview with Dr. Juan Carlos Martínez Cruzado, Dept. of Biology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez : From the Delaware Review of Latin American Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, August 15, 2000
- “Some Features of the Morpho-Syntax of Simple Sentences in Garifuna,” by Hubert Devonish & Enita Castillo, from the UWI Belize Country Conference.
- “Sources for the Life and Times of Christopher Columbus,” by Carla Rahn Phillips, in Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Bulletin (Winter 1992, Vol. XVII, No. 1, pp. 8-18).
- “The State of Things: The Indigenous Question in the Americas,” by Guillermo Tonsky, trans. by David Margolin in “Encounters” (Spring 1990, pp. 30-33).
- The Story of the Caribs and Arawaks, by Kim Johnson.
- Suriname before Columbus, by A.H. Versteeg & F.C. Bubberman.
- “Surviving Columbus in Puerto Rico: the myth of extinction”, Editorial in Indian Country Today, 06 October, 2003.
- “The Taino of Jamaica: A Brief History of the Indigenous Population of Jamaica”, by Glenn Woodley.
- “Taino Journal: In the Cuban heartland, Elian and remembrances of Ingrid”, by Jose Barreiro in Indian Country Today, 07 June, 2000
- “Taino Nation alive and strong”, by Jose Barreiro in Indian Country Today, 24 January, 2001
- Taino Survival: A Las Culturas article criticizing the Taino extinction thesis, with an added interview between the author and Cacique Pedro Guanikeyu Torres
- “Termination by denial and hello Columbus”, Editorial in Indian Country Today, 15 October, 2001
- Travel, Ethnography, Transculturation: St Vincent in the 1790s: Paper by Peter Hulme
- “ ‘We are not extinct’: The revival of Carib and Taino identities, the internet, and the transformation of offline indigenes into online ‘N-digenes’”, Article by Dr. Maximilian C. Forte, published by Sincronía [an E-Journal of Culture Studies, Department of Letters, University of Guadalajara, Mexico], Spring 2002.
- When Worlds Collided: Native Peoples of the Caribbean and Florida in the Early Colonial Period.
- “1491”, Article by Charles Mann in The Atlantic Monthly, March 2002
- “1492 and Multiculturalism,” by Robert Royal in “The Intercollegiate Review” (Spring 1992, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 3-10).
- “1492: A ‘New World’ View,” by Sylvia Wynter, in The New World (Spring/Summer 1991, No. 2, pp. 4-5).
THE LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: FROM HIS OWN LETTERS AND JOURNALS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS OF HIS TIME. By Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909— Full text of the book is available here, with illustrations. Download for free: CLICK HERE for a “Plain Text” (.txt) Copy of the Book
1492. By Mary Johnston. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, Published October, 1922— Full text available here, with illustrations. Download for free: CLICK HERE for a “Plain Text” (.txt) Copy of the Book
THE TRUE STORY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, CALLED THE GREAT ADMIRAL. By Elbridge S. Brooks. Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1892.— Full text available here, with illustrations. If the link does not work for any reason try this: Alternate link Download for free here: CLICK HERE for a “Plain Text” (.txt) Copy of the Book
DISCOVERY OF GUIANA. By Sir Walter Ralegh, 1595— Full text of book. Download for free: CLICK HERE for a “Plain Text” (.txt) Copy of the Book
ALONE IN THE CARIBBEAN, by Frederic Fenger, 1917 Full text of book. Download for free: CLICK HERE for a “Plain Text” (.txt) Copy of the Book
Carib-Spanish Dictionary, based on the original by Father Breton: a sample is shown at this site; click on their link to download the entire file to your hard drive.
“El caribe insular del siglo XVII”, Tratado sobre la lengua y la cultura de los Callínago: Traducción al español del Dictionnaire caraïbe-français (1665) de Raymond Breton, por Duna Troiani (CELIA-CNRS)
RELATIONS OF ABORIGINAL CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE LESSER ANTILLES. By J. Walter Fewkes, 1914.
An Inquiry into the Animism and Folk-Lore of the Guiana Indians, by Walter E. Roth from the Thirtieth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1908-1909, pp. 103-386. Washington D.C., 1915 (courtesy of Scared Texts online at http://www.sacred-texts.com). A complete plain text version, in a single file, is also available here.
Legends and Myths of the Aboriginal Indians of British Guiana, collected and edited by the Rev. William Henry Brett, B.D. (courtesy of Scared Texts online at http://www.sacred-texts.com). A complete plain text version, in a single file, is also available here.
HYARIMA AND THE SAINTS: A PAGEANT PLAY FOR SANTA ROSA. By F. E. M. Hosein, 1931 — Available in the following formats:
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