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Saturday, July 12, 2014

We Are An Adaptable People

"The Taino were neither conservative nor tradition-bound. In their arts as well as their political structure, they eagerly tried new things, combining old themes with new media. In the century preceding the Spanish conquest, their society enjoyed a period of artistic florescence in a variety of media, including music and dance (Arrom 1989; Tavares 1978)."

~From the book, Taino: Pre-Columbian and Culture from the Caribbean The Monacelli Press: 1998