E quello che non ti ho mai detto in realtà, è che io, dentro di me, non avrei mai voluto allontanarmi troppo. Mi sono sempre portata i tuoi occhi nella tasca sinistra della giacca, così,
come fossero stati una bussola,
non mi sarei mai persa.
🌟The Mupanah Museum is a cultural and architectural jewel summarizing the rich history of Haiti.
Magnificent exhibition dating back several centuries to the present day tracing the Indigenous Tainos epochs, slavery, independence then the various heads of State and presidents of the Republic.
Condensed, simple but effective.
🌟El Mupanah Museum es una joya cultural y arquitectónica que resume la rica historia de Haití.
Magnífica exposición que se remonta a varios siglos hasta nuestros días, trazando las épocas indígenas Tainos, la esclavitud, la independencia y luego los diversos jefes de Estado y presidentes de la República.
Condensado, simple pero eficaz.
🌟Le Musée du Mupanah est un joyau culturel et architectural résumant la richesse Historique d'Haïti.
Magnifique exposition datant de plusieurs siècles jusqu à nos jours retraçant les époques Indigènes Taïnos, l'esclavage, l'indépendance puis les différents chefs d'Etat et présidents de cette République.
Beyond the few of us that use the tag.
Something to find a way to learn our language, to share what we know within our community and yet still be proud of our distinct Taino heritages.
I think that’d be so awesome (and kinda necessary for some of us).
They [Europeans] took infants [Tainos] from their mothers’ breasts, snatching them by the legs and pitching them headfirst against the crags or snatched them by the arms and threw them into the rivers, roaring with laughter and saying as the babies fell into the water, “Boil there, you offspring of the devil!” Other infants they put to the sword along with their mothers and anyone else who happened to be nearby.
Proud to be Native American. As Latinos we ARE Native American as our blood is rich with our precious ‘madre’ la india de las Americas! Taino, Arawak, Mayan, Aztec, Tarahumara, Inca, Aymara, and countless others. Viva nuestra herencia India! Loud & Proud!
This is a logo I did of Chief Anacanoa she was one of the highest chiefs in Haiti then know as Hispaniola and leader of the indengious Taino tribe that the Spaniards found there. When the invaders tried to colonize Haiti she gave them quite a fight. After they finally captured her they proposed to spare her life if she became a sex slave to which she historically responded “Kiss My Hurricane Ass.” her strong spirit later became a voice for the revolution that finally gave Haiti its independence. I really enjoy this design. Her name means Golden Flower
ALWAYS remember this. Especially when others are trying to invalidate your identity, your culture and re-connection with your culture. Don’t let someone’s limiting arrogance mean the end of your culture and your relationship with it.
Okay, I just identified one reason why I’m usually weirded out whenever my fellow Puerto Ricans and their descendants talk about their own indigenousness, literally claim to be indigenous, or talk about the genocide of Taínos in a way that either blames “white people” (whatever that means cuz I’ve noticed some blame Spaniards, some blame all descendants of Spaniards, some weirdly blame gringos which is fucking weird) or blames no one (“the Taínos were massacred” “by who??”).
I am really bothered by this phenomenon because it ignores two facts:
a) Puerto Rico was created as a settler colony. Puerto Rico’s institutions, culture, society was built on top of the foundations of a settler colony. A settler colony is by definition detrimental to the original inhabitants of the land. Your being Puerto Rican doesn't make you the heir of the Taínos (at least not directly), it makes you the heir of the colonising project that destroyed them (and this is very direct).
b) If your ancestors were indigenous, then (given the very high rates of European ancestry on the island and mixing between Europeans and indigenous people in the early days of the colony) your ancestors were probably also European. If you are a descendant of indigenous people (which a lot of people in PR claim whether they have proof or not which is besides the point but whatever), then you are almost for certain a descendant of those who killed them. You are a descendant of those who killed the Taínos. Why do you ignore this though?? It’s one thing to honor the memory of the Taínos (which I believe is important), but to rid yourself of the inherited blame for their genocide is such a huge disrespect and frankly just weird, especially being a member of the continuation of the settler colony that destroyed them.