I was wondering what the rest of y'all thought of this, a similar situation except the Agamemnon people had a written record, a large one in fact. Still interesting to consider wehn thinking of Taino…Continue
Tags: reconstruction, revitilization, contact, Taino, language
Started Nov 19, 2012
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The fluent Lokono speakers that I know are all in Guyana. We plan developing an online course. Maybe that's the way to go since the physical connection is difficult.
It is, actually a true historically verifyable fact that hundreds of south-eastern Indigenous people of North America were sold into slavery in the English-speaking Caribbean and obviously must have stablished a small gene pool there from which some present-day inhabitants must owe some inheritance. I am not that sure where one would go about researching this info. As for your note to me concerning your interest in what you call the "Taino reconstrucion projects" am assuming you are referring to the current Taino Resurgence. Frankly I am also rather curious myself as to how that particular phenomenon is going to "play out" (as you put it). Only the future will tell, the will of Yaya the Grat Spirit and the commitment of the Taino people ourselves. :-)
I am called Wahya, I am a 64 year od man on SSDI, with a heart condition. No doubt agrevagteed by all the years Ive spent in one aspect of what is commonly termed "the movement" [of Indigenous people] My affilliations have been many, as a "AniKituwahgi [true Keetoowah person.] My focus has been on the true Red Record and accounts of the mainly easter -central and ulf region Indigenus.
In looking at various peiees of Nishnabeg [aka Algonquin] Iroquoianand Muskogee life of the eary historic and preColumbian eras, I see may indications of a very good knowledge of the Caribe-Arowak and genberal caribean region, [beyng the manland Indians that were sold as slaves in theIslands].
What can you advise me on this?
Wado, [thanks] wahya -aginalii [a freind]