TITLE

Creating the Guanahatabey (Ciboney): the modern genesis of an extinct culture

AUTHOR(S)
Keegan, William F.
PUB. DATE
June 1989
SOURCE
Antiquity;Jun89, Vol. 63 Issue 239, p373
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
It is common knowledge that the West Indies were inhabited by three cultures at the time of European contact -- the Island Caribs, the Tainos and the Ciboney -- identified largely from the accounts of Spanish and French explorers and chroniclers. Is this knowledge accurate? This evaluation of evidence for the Gaanahatabey ('Ciboney') of western Cuba and southwestern Haiti finds they did not survive until the time of European contact.
ACCESSION #
15809485

 

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