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Nelson Kauamarix Zayas
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  • Guazabara Rivera
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  • Pedro Rodriguez
  • Jose Rios
  • Mia Lynn Rosario (Hibi D' Aniki)
  • Jaime Rosario Rivera
  • Edgar Rodriguez(Kunuku Ceiba)
  • Ayesart
  • Jeffry Johnson
  • AkuTurey
  • Joanna 'Aya' Soto-Avilés
  • Miguel Sague Jr

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Arawak Loom
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I am looking for any resources, especially photos/descriptions of the type of looms the Tainos would have used. The only name I have come across so far is called an Arawak Loom, but I can't seem to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by WAR May 11, 2018.

Achiano, Koromo, Rakuno, Sobaico
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Caney Circle's medicine wheel lists these as spirits who bear the name of that direction's respective star. Trying to figure out if Achiano, Koromo, Rakuno, Sobaico are the names of spirits or the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Miguel Sague Jr Aug 26, 2017.


Is anyone aware if the chroniclers documented specifics about the make-up of the nagua? Specifically I would like to know if they were worn as one long piece (a breechcloth) or as two individual…Continue

Started Feb 19, 2015

Pleiades Dance?
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Is anyone aware of a ritual ceremony in Taino culture involving  the Pleiades dance, which involves a mock fight between men and women, followed by a race? The dance took place at the start of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nelson Kauamarix Zayas Feb 27, 2015.

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Nelson Kauamarix Zayas is now friends with Guazabara Rivera and Jaime Rosario Rivera
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About Me:
I was born in NYC. Both my parents and their parents were born in Boriken.
Owner: Nelson Zayas Tax Services. Elementary School Teacher
BS Physician Assistant
MS Elementary Education PreK-6
MS Integrating Technology in the Classroom
Administrative Certification
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Research Interests:
Taino weaving
Taino medicine
Taino stories
Taino language
Taino culture

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At 2:24am on August 2, 2014, AkuTurey said…

Taino ti,welcome Nelson! There is a lot to learn and"re-discover" here. You had questions about the Poughkeepsie Taino event on Aug 9th?  



La Bruja

Created by Miguel Sague Jr Apr 4, 2016 at 12:07am. Last updated by Miguel Sague Jr Apr 4, 2016.

Angel Rodriguez Caguana archeoastronomy

Created by Miguel Sague Jr Mar 29, 2016 at 3:10pm. Last updated by Miguel Sague Jr Mar 29, 2016.




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