Caribbean Amerindians were annihilated

Dear Editor,

The circumstances of slavery and indentureship pale in comparison what the native Amerindian populations experienced in the Caribbean. The Taino people which apparently had their origins in the Arawak tribe, were virtually wiped out from Jamaica and Cuba. Their language and culture, along with their existence are no more. The invasion of the Europeans resulted in their eventual annihilation. Disease, violence, and a changed way-of-life altered the existence of the aboriginal population.

Yours faithfully,

Devanand Bhagwan

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