OoO I just found a great website that re instates what you were telling me!
I'm reading it and understanding it now! LOL I cannot believe I am up at 3:30 am reading this LOL
Well for me it feels complicated because I am not just from one European country. My mothers side is completely German except for my maternal grandmother's father who was also Irish and British. Then there is my father's side. Well, m,y ancestors over there reallygot around LOL because I am Irish, German, Italian and Polish! But those are just countries. Then you got to start wondering who were the indigenous people of each country? Like I know for England and Ireland it was the Celts, but what about Germany and Poland? And how about Italy? See what I mean?
And my son Mateo oh boy I hope he doesnt wonder about this anytime soon and start asking questions LOL
Yes I read that in the discussion. Thank you.
And I understand what you mean by "the hispanic population have been robed of ther birth right". Had the Europeans not come over and taken what was NOT theirs, using DR as an example, the people who live in DR today would not speak spanish, but their aboriginal language. That is why it is important to find your race and not just say you are Hispanic or Latino, which just means you are from a country in Latin America.
I didnt mean to offend you! :( I'm new to all this so please don't take anything that I say offensively! When I used the word American I meant after the European arrival, not the native Americans; I apologize. I mean non Native American Americans, like myself can say I am American but that is just my nationality the way Dominican is just my husband's nationality and not his race. My race is Caucasian (?) My family is all from different parts of Europe. Would that make my race European? And IF, and it' s a big IF, my husband is Indigenous and african (and maybe Spanish), does that make him all three? I think I can say without a doubt that his mother is Indigenous, I can tell just by looking at her, but my husband insists that she insits on a Spanish ancestry somewhere (maybe on her father's side)....where do you think the uncle with the white skin and blue eyes may have come form?
so what you are basically saying is that there is no hispanic or latino and really no "Dominican" or "Puerto Rican" the way there really is no "American" because in the Americas so many people came from other countries....so we should identify ourselves as our original countries....like I for instance am of German Irish Italian and Polish descent and my husband is of spanish, african and indigenous descent....? Am I following this right? So is it wrong for my husband to just say he is Dominican?
It's on 103rd after 37th Ave LOL if that makes sense and it is a couple blocks north of the train....I know it has been there for really long
LOL My husband is from everywhere. He lived in East New York until he was 5 and then moved to D.R....then he came back here in 2002 and he lived in Corona for a while until moving to Far Rockaway where I met him but he does know a lot of people from Corona
Blessings to you and yours as well!!! As far as African women being brought over, actually the numbers are a bit lower than you might expec, reason being because of the Taino woman being so desired especially by the Spaniards. As far as slave trade was concerned, the Spaniards and all other European slave traders concerned themselves more with the good strong man more than the woman, but yes they were "imported".
As far as Indigenous mtDNA, in Boriken the numbers accounted for 64.5% of the population, without counting the "Boricuas" here stateside. As far as I've known of the research in Kiskeya, I believe the numbers came close to 45%. The reason for the numbers being lower there is because "Bohio" was the site of the worst massacres and attrocities against our people, but I believe the numbers were pretty high even though back in 1997, the numbers were estimated to be about 19% in Kiskeya and 33% in Boriken. By then, contact was already established with the Tainos in Cuba, where in a small province called Baracoa, not far from Guantanamo, they were estimated at 4,000. Going around the surrounding region, it was more like 20,000. I don't know an estimate there but I definitely think Jorge Baracutey in the NMAI can help as well as Prof. Jose Hatuey Barreiro, Cornell University, head of the American Studies Department, who himself is a Taino brother from Camaguey Cuba. As I find more info, I'll share it with you. Anything you can find out as well will be greatly appreciated and welcome. Stay awesome, my brother!!!