What happened to the Tainos in Puerto Rico?

What happened to the Taínos in Puerto Rico?

The Taíno became nearly extinct as a culture following settlement by Spanish colonists, primarily due to infectious diseases to which they had no immunity. Starting in about 1840, there have been attempts to create a quasi-indigenous Taino identity in rural areas of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

What caused the death of the Taínos?

For instance, a smallpox epidemic in Hispaniola in 1518–1519 killed almost 90% of the surviving Taíno. The remaining Taíno intermarried with Europeans and Africans, and became incorporated into the Spanish colonies. The Taíno were considered extinct as a people at the end of the century.

How did the Taínos resist the Spanish?

They Did Their Best To Resist Those who refused were punished. In response, the Taínos attacked Spanish forts and killed Spanish soldiers. They hid food from the Spaniards. They continued to resist for almost a year.

How did Spanish colonization affect the Taínos?

AD 1493: Spanish settlers enslave the Taíno of Hispaniola Spanish colonists force the Native Taíno people, on pain of death, to perform almost all labor on the island. During the next four decades, slavery contributes to the deaths of 7 million Taíno. By 1535, the Taíno culture on Hispaniola is gone.

Are all Puerto Rican Tainos?

DNA evidence shows that most Puerto Ricans are a blending of Taino (Indian), Spanish and African according to studies by Dr. Juan Martinez-Cruzado. Most Puerto Ricans know, or think they know, their ethnic and racial history: a blending of Taino (Indian), Spanish and African.

How did the Arawaks died?

It was long held that the island Arawak were virtually wiped out by Old World diseases to which they had no immunity (see Columbian Exchange), but more recent scholarship has emphasized the role played by Spanish violence, brutality, and oppression (including enslavement) in their demise.

Why do Spanish judges permit the enslavement of pearl divers even though it is illegal?

Why do Spanish judges permit the enslavement of pearl divers even though it is illegal? They are bribed by Spanish profiteers. Indians are excellent swimmers. There is no judicial oversight from Spain.

What happened to the Taino tribe?

The Taino were easily conquered by the Spaniards beginning in 1493. Enslavement, starvation, and disease reduced them to a few thousand by 1520 and to near extinction by 1550. Those who survived mixed with Spaniards, Africans, and others.

How long did slavery last in Jamaica?

The Jamaican slaves were bound (indentured) to their former owners’ service, albeit with a guarantee of rights, until 1838 under what was called the “Apprenticeship System”. With the abolition of the slave trade in 1808 and slavery itself in 1834, however, the island’s sugar- and slave-based economy faltered.