I can say this because back in 2003, a biologist named Juan C. Martínez Cruzado did a DNA study in Puerto Rico that came up with some astonishing results. A whopping 61% of those he studied had Taino DNA of maternal mitochondrial origin. What this illustrates is that far from being extinct, the Taino bloodline has survived on a massive scale. So far the DNA testing has found Taino bloodlines existing today in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and the Dominican Carib. -
Why has this been ignored? Because a well thought out plan of genocide was perpetrated against the Taino people. It best served the interests of the colonial governments that there be no indigenous West Indians who could claim indigenous rights. And so it was, that with a pen as their weapon, they wrote the Taino people into extinction, calling them Creole or Mulatto, or some other name, so as to divert from their true native ancestry. Many West Indians walking amongst us today have no idea of the Taino DNA that is flowing through their veins.
People Think There is a Test for Native American DNA, There isn't