Uploaded by Alex Zacarias on Mar 26, 2013
"Writer José Barreiro shares insights and his personal journey in the making of "TAINO" a novel. This novel, based on a true story, penetrates the historical veil that still enshrines the "discovery."
"Written" by Guaikán, the elderly Taino man who, in his youth, was adopted by Christopher Columbus and saw history unfold, "TAINO" is the Indian chronicle of the American encounter, the Native view on Columbus and what happened in the Caribbean.
"Presently a senior fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, José Barreiro is a novelist, essayist, and an activist of nearly four decades on American indigenous hemispheric themes. Barreiro is a member of the Taino Nation of the Antilles.
"Smithsonian Forums on the Living Indigenous Legacies of the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico."