Something to think about …. “American Holocaust …. Because they lived where the settlers wanted to live …. “!!


~~October 2, 2016~~ 


This is a topic which isn’t really taught in schools.

I went to a private, Catholic school in Puerto Rico, and don’t remember any teaching about the genocide of the Native Americans.

For that matter, I wasn’t taught about the atrocities committed to the indigenous people of Puerto Rico either.

It is now, after my retirement, that I have plenty of time on my hands, that I’m catching up to history.

This is a topic that has always been interesting to me.

As I keep abreast of the event in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, I’ve been looking for information about this topic and many other related ones.



It’s a shame that we are so consumed with the presidential campaign and the antics of one of the candidates, that many other events are taking place without the media informing viewers about them.

Seems that we have to do the investigating ourselves.

Guess that is a sign of adulthood.

We have to do things ourselves.



Numerous atrocities against Native Americans span the hundreds of years from the first arrival of European explorers to the modern era under a wide range of circumstances.

Today there are over 500 Native American tribes in the United States, each with a distinct culture, way of life and history. Even today, Native Americans face large challenges to cope with the disadvantages history has left them and ongoing cases of discrimination.

10 million+ estimated number of Native Americans living in land that is now the United States when European explorers first arrived in the 15th century
Less than 300,000 estimated number of Native Americans living in the United States around 1900
5.2 million identified as American Indian or Alaska Native in the 2010 census


While the Native Americans’ history began thousands of years ago, their European encounter started with one man.

Determined to find a direct route from Europe to Asia, Christopher Columbus stumbled on the Americas in 1492.

… and the rest is history!!

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~~American Holocaust~~

The Genocide of Native Americans/Crimes against humanity

~~Published on Mar 29, 2015~~

Where Did Largest Genocide In The World Happen?

Most people would answer Germany, and the Jewish Holocaust. Actually though, the largest genocide happened in the USA, with the native American Indians, with an estimated 60 million to 120 million indigenous people killed.


American Holocaust

60 To 120 Million Native Inhabitants Exterminated By Illegal ‘Settlers’, After Living On Continent For 200,000 Years In Sustainable Way.
(the biggest genocide in the history of humankind).



~Martin Luther King Jr.~

“Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race.

Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy.

We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it.

Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.”
~Martin Luther King Jr.~


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At the end of the day …. “Taína …. mi Orgullo …. “!!


~~September 9, 2016~~


My ancestry, my lineage.

My roots, my home.

Forever my pride, forever my joy.

Good night!


redlinebThe Taíno (means “peace” in their language, a mix of Arawak Native) natives of the Great Antilles, were the people who greeted Columbus, and with that, have changed the source of history.

On Nov.23,1493, on Christopher Columbus’s second voyage to the “new world,” he landed somewhere in Puerto Rico on what is known now as the city of Aguadilla. He saw these middle height, bronze skinned people, totally naked, but decorated with paint and feathers, people.

The first word that came from these mysterious people mouths were, “taíno.”

This word meant peace, and that is what Columbus called them for then on, and was surprised at how peaceful and organized they were, and said that their language was the so sweet and the best he have ever heard. Actually, the taino people did not call themselves taino, but Boricua and the island Columbus landed on, Borinquen.

Boricua means ‘people of valiant and noble lord’ and Borinquen means ‘home of the valiant and noble lord’.

The Taino were not only in Puerto Rico. They were in the Great Antilles (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Hispanola (Dominican Republic and Haiti]) and in the Bahamas.

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At the end of the day …. “Why Columbus Day Isn’t Being Celebrated By Some People”!!


~~October 12, 2015~~ 


I find this so interesting.

I remember, when I was in school, the topic of America’s discovery always revolved around Christopher Columbus and his three ships: La Niña, La Pinta y La Santa María. That’s the way it always went.

As I read today, I discovered that this movement to bring forth the reality of his “conquests” was almost four decades in the making.

We end the day with more information and other points of view about Columbus and his actions in this “new land”.



Christopher Columbus is known for “discovering America” and is honored for this with a national holiday and general acclaim by the American people and their government. While this is a nice narrative that countless Americans can recite, Columbus should be better known for one of his statements regarding the native populations of the places he came across, specifically that “with 50 men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”

Columbus isn’t the hero that everyone makes him out to be.

First off, he didn’t “discover America”— people had already been living on that continent for ages. He wasn’t even the first traveler to come across America, as Vikings arrived in America around 1000 A.D. and there are legends of Chinese explorers and Irish monks coming to the continent earlier than Columbus.

So what exactly is Columbus’s legacy?

It is that of a slaver, murderer, and thief who was willing to do anything in order to secure glory and riches for himself.

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~Why Columbus Day Isn’t Being Celebrated By Some People~

~~Published on Oct 12, 2015~~

Instead of Columbus Day, #IndigenousPeopleDay celebrations are gaining steam in the U.S.

Some places throughout the U.S. are celebrating a different holiday on Columbus Day.


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Thoughts for today, #206 …. “Sounds familiar? Wonder where I’ve heard this before?”!!


~~July 23, 2015~~ 


~being facetious~

What follows are historical facts that occurred when the New World was “colonized” by the Europeans.

This seems to be happening again.

The meme was right on target then and seems to be right on target now … as per someone who is spreading this information in actual time.

You know who I mean.



Until the coming of the Europeans, the New World was free of smallpox, typhus, cholera, and measles. When Cortez came to invade Mexico, he had with him a silent ally more potent than his small Spanish army. That insidious ally was infectious disease, to which Aztecs and other Native Americans had no immunity.

European colonization of the Americas began as early as the 10th century, when Norse sailors explored and settled limited areas on the shores of present-day Greenland and Canada. According to Norse folklore, violent conflicts with the indigenous population ultimately made the Norse abandon those settlements.

Extensive European colonization began in 1492, when a Spanish expedition headed by Genoese Christopher Columbus sailed west to find a new trade route to the Far East but inadvertently found the Americas. European conquest, large-scale exploration, colonization and industrial development soon followed. Columbus’s first two voyages (1492–93) reached the Bahamas and various Caribbean islands, including Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and Cuba.



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The arrival of Europeans ushered in what is termed the Columbian Exchange.

During this period European settlers brought many different technologies and lifestyles with them; arguably the most harmful effect of this exchange was the arrival and spread of disease.

Native Americans, due to the lack of prior contact with Europeans, had not previously been exposed to the diseases that were prevalent on the distant continent. Therefore, they had not built up internal immunity to the diseases or formed any medicines to combat them. Europeans came into the New World bearing various diseases. Those infected with diseases either possessed them in a dormant state or were not quarantined in such a way that distanced them enough from Native Americans not to spread the diseases, allowing them to spread into epidemics.

The diseases brought by Europeans are not easily tracked, since there were numerous outbreaks and all were not equally recorded. The most notable disease brought by Europeans was smallpox.

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To start the day …. “We are Tainos”!!

Tai1~~February 2, 2015~~ 

“Who are the Tainos?

The U.S. Government says they are extinct, but they are not. Most likely you might know them as Latinos, a Spanish speaking person of Latin American (the Spanish speaking part of the Americas, south of the U.S.) descent. Not all, but many modern day Tainos are unaware of their lineage. To understand how that could happen you must know the story from the beginning.

Approximately 1,500 years ago, the Arawak people of South America began migrating northward along the many scattered islands located between South and North America, an area we now refer to as the Caribbean. For a thousand years their population grew and the people lived in harmony. The people covered all the islands of the Caribbean, the major ones as they are now known: Cuba, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola as well as all the smaller ones: the Bahamas, Bimini, Jamaica etc.

Certain groups of island people identified themselves as Lokono, Lucayan, Carib, Ciboney, Arawak, but most islands were primarily inhabited by people who called themselves Taino, which stood for “the good people” in their language. The different groups intermarried extensively to strengthen ties amongst themselves.


Theirs was a beautiful culture.

They were aware of a Divine presence whom they called Yocahu, and to worship and give thanks was a major part of their lives. They had a social order that provided the leaders and guidelines by which they all lived. They hunted, fished, cultivated crops and ate the abundant fruits provided by nature. They were clever and ingenious and had everything they needed to survive. They had beautiful ceremonies that were held at various times – birth, death, marriage, harvest, naming and coming of age, to name a few.

They had special reverence for the Earth Mother (Atabey) and had respect for all living things knowing that all living things are connected. There was little need for clothing due to the tropic heat, but upon reaching puberty both males and females would wear a small woven loincloth. Puberty was also the time at which they were considered old enough to be married. The population estimates for the Taino people at the height of their culture are as high as 8,000,000.

That was in 1492 ….


In 1492, the Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus, was loaned three small, old ships from King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain for a questionable voyage across the sea in which he hoped to reach India or China. Although Marco Polo had sailed around the world 300 years earlier, and the Norsemen 500 years earlier, there were few sailors willing to sail into the unknown, so the King and Queen released some prisoners early to accompany Columbus on the voyage.

On October 12, 1492 after two months at sea Columbus and his crew finally spotted land. Upon reaching the land, Columbus fell to his knees, thanked God for a safe voyage and planted a flag in the ground, claiming the land for Spain – as the Tainos who had lived there for 1,000 years watched from behind trees and bushes.

The Taino had never before seen white men, clothed people, people with beards or ships like that – they thought these people must be from heaven. So the Taino came out to greet them, as was their custom, and brought the travelers – who surely must have been tired and hungry – food, drink and gifts. Such strong swimmers were the Taino that some of them swam right out to the boats some three miles offshore.

… and the story continues ….

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~We are Tainos…. we are not “Latinos”~

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~Published on Jan 26, 2014~

The Tainos are the indigenous people of the Caribbean, including part of Florida. We are different from Hispanics and Latinos. Hispanics are people from Spain. Latinos are people from Southern Europe. Before 1492, there were no Afrikans or Spaniards on our land, or people of any other race. There were only Tainos. Some people may think of us as “Native Americans” or “American Indians”. While the etymology of these terms can be debated, this is correct.

Latino” comes from “Latin“. Latin is the root language of all the Southern European languages, known as the “romance languages”. From “Latin America” comes the colonial identity “Latino”. The term “Latin America” was coined by the French economist, Michel Chevalier. It was a political move to ally the conquered now Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking part of “the Americas” with “Latin Europe” in their struggle with “Teutonic Europe,” “Anglo-Saxon America” and “Slavic Europe”.

Our people have been used as pawns to fight Europe’s wars, against each other.

As for Hispanic, “Hispania” was the name the Romans gave to the Iberian Peninsula during their conquest. From “Hispania”, you get “Espana” and “Spain”. From “Hispania” you get “Hispanic”. In my head, I pronounce it, “HiSPAINic” for clarity, because the term only describes things from Spain, just like “Latin” is for all things Southern European.

There is a reason Tainos got tricked into calling themselves “Hispanic” and “Latino”. After colonization began, we forgot who we were. Queen Isabella of Spain was one of many monarchs who instituted laws forbidding us from practicing our indigenous religion, forbidding us from speaking our indigenous language, and making slaves out of us. They did this on purpose. Why? For power. For our land. If they stole who we were, it would be easier to govern us, because we would start thinking that they were us.

Why are we taught to call ourselves “Hispanic” and “Latino” instead of Taino? Why don’t we think of ourselves as Native American, American Indian or Indigenous? It’s all political. We are taught to claim our identity through our conquerors from 1492 because it hides us from the truth of our history. When people are robbed of their history, they are robbed of their humanity. We should be proud of being Taino. When we call ourselves “Hispanic” and “Latino”, it prevents us from being proud of our heritage. It also keeps us from the rights we deserve, like the right to govern our own land.

Knowing who you are gives you happiness and a purpose. If this is your first time being exposed to Taino knowledge, please share with your friends and family who are Taino but don’t know it yet. Use this knowledge to inspire others to reclaim their Indigenous pride and fight for our people’s rights.

For someone who has gone their whole life not knowing who they really are, this knowledge can be shocking. Some might not know what to do. We, the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere, experienced genocide, leading to the death of 95% of our population. Our people have psychological damage from not knowing who we are and being denied our ancestral pride. Let us heal this psychological damage by being supportive of each other. After more than 500 years, it is time for the Tainos to wake up. Let’s do this, together.

You know what “Hispanic” and “Latino” really mean now.

Welcome to being Taino. Welcome to finding out who you really are and who you were always meant to be. Be Taino. Every time you call yourself Taino instead of “Hispanic” or “Latino“, you are making a difference and you are honoring your people.


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