THE CONTINUING PRESENCE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF TAINOS IN CUBA (ALSO IN ‘PUERTO-RICO’, ‘HAITI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND JAMAICA TOO!)

Statue of the Great Taino War Chief Hatuey – who escaped from what we now call Haiti/Dominican Republic to Cuba, to warn his Taino cousins there about the Spanish invaders who were destroying the Taino world, and he rallied a formidable Guerrilla Army with local Chief Guama and delivered many military defeats on the Spaniards in Cuba….. until the merciless hand of fate (and European diseases) allowed the Spaniards to eventually conquer Cuba.

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