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Michael Auld
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Artist (sculptor, printmaker, cartoonist, illustrator), reaearcher and writer. Publisher of websites, https://powhatanmuseum.com and https://anansistories.com.
Artist (sculptor, printmaker, cartoonist, illustrator), reaearcher and writer. Publisher of websites, https://powhatanmuseum.com and https://anansistories.com.

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The Americas has many famous women. In this National Month of the Woman, it is appropriate to tell the story of the martyred Anacaona.

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Enjoy Valentine's with a heart and love potion, ancient Xocolātl or Chocolate!!!

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Iguana as god, food and story character.

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Was this hemisphere ever not Native as some would have us believe. Is "America a suburb of Europe"? as the wall at Jamestown Settlement Park in Virginia states?

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The search for riches outweighed the search for spices in Columbus' forays into the Caribbean in 1492. The Taino epic of the Travels of Guahayona to an Island of Women and an Island of Gold played a major role in how the Americas were viewed in the 15th century. Here is one story of the Travels of First Shaman. Places in the Americas were named after this epic.

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State vs Federal Recognition. One dramatized tale.

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One of the most difficult jobs as an artist is to capture a phenotype. Misidenty of Amerindians began in 1492 and continues today. Can DNA help?

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This blog site was created to share the results of research on indigenous Caribbean and Amerindian cultures, sorely overlooked by our educational systems. Throughout my years of teaching on all levels of education, I have found that basic knowledge of our hemisphere remains elusive to most of us. The fact that I was born in the Americas and knew, via my schooling, more about Europe and Asia than the Americas, was embarrassing. Arriving as a foreign student on a DC campus fifty years ago and asked about my home country, Jamaica, was my first wak-up call. Educated in a British colonial system, where we learned about foreign monarchs and governments, did not prepare me for a life in an Amerindian hemisphere.

So, here I was remedially supplementing my reality with research on my multicultural influences. Since Art History was my minor and Egyptian and Western European history was first in my studies, African (AnansiStories, Rastafari/Ethiopian religion and history) and later, Amerindian (Taino, Island Carib and Native American) histories and cultures became later passions. For example, before Marcus Garvey and Bob Marley, what impact did my Yamaye (Jamaican Taino) heritage have on world cultures? Where did jerk/barbecue come from? Or, what is the relationship between Jamaica's Maroons and Florida's Seminoles, jerk and barbecue? That is, these names, like "buccaneer" are from the same Taino-European sources and are associated with Amerindian, Meztizos, African and European enslavement, and quests for freedom.

You are invited to make comments, ask questions and hold discussions on any of the above Caribbean Amerindian topics that have, beyond sea, sand and sun, impacted world cultures. Interested? One Love, and let's talk!
This article proved too controversial for someone who removed it, However, Taino revival is on the move in spite of past and current attempts at genocide. It is amazing how some people still want the Taino to disappear. Too late! The struggle continues!!!

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This article proved too controversial for someone who removed it, However, Taino revival is on the move in spite of past and current attempts at genocide. It is amazing how some people still want the Taino to disappear. Too late! The struggle continues!!!

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The Indigenous Caribbean survival movement continues. 
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