This book, Tainos and Caribs: The Aboriginal Cultures of the Antilles, was originally published in Spanish under the title Taínos y caribes, las culturas aborígenes antillanas. Since its publication in 2003, it has been recognized for contributing to a better understanding of the history of the Antillean cultures before, during and after the arrival of the Europeans.
The author, Sebastián Robiou Lamarche, has received numerous requests from people around the world for an English edition of the book. This edition reviews and updates the original text and bibliography, and was translated from Spanish by the author's daughter, Grace. The original design of the book was made with great care by the author's daughter, Claudia.
This book is a great resource for anthropologists, historians, archeologists, linguists, artists and others interested in learning more about the Tainos and the Caribs. It is a testament to the author's 25 years of interest and imagination in these cultures.