From RunningFoxes@aol.com Wed Jan 26 06:01:51 2000
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 23:14:55 EST
Subject: From STaino
Subj: Taino Forum #44, Desecration of Sacred Site
Date: 1/25/00 5:30:32 PM Pacific Standard Time
BCC: Running Foxes
Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink is has just launched an electronic peer reviewed journal. What follows is an excerpt from their editor's statement:
The publication of KACIKE: Journal of Caribbean Amerindian History and Anthropology, is motivated by a desire to correct the long standing impression that Caribbean Amerindians were either irrelevant to the making of the modern societies and cultural formations found in the Caribbean basin, merely mute witnesses to history, or that they have been altogether absent in postcolonial Caribbean history. In addition, KACIKE endeavors to counter the impression that there were few or no historical documents that inform us of Caribbean Amerindian societies, groups, individuals, or lifeways, or that they were produced entirely by naive individuals guided solely by superficial and predetermined impressions or by agendas so sinister that absolutely nothing of importance is to be learned. Hence this journal features a historical dimension to the study of Caribbean Amerindian society and culture, extending before 1492 and after.
Biaraku wishes them much success in this new venture.