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History of the Carib

History of the Caribbean Midterm Vocabulary

CACIQUES a. Political leader/chief b. Wise people w/in the community c. Earned rights d. Live in different homes than others i. Caney ii. Shaped like cone e. Advised by other chiefs
BOHUTI a. Healers b. In touch w/ herbal remedies i. Relationship w/ zemis ii. Discern will of gods c. Paid services i. Cassava d. Perform simple operations
ZEMIS a. Representation of deity b. Everyone has several in home c. Zemis of ancestors
Caney a. Cone shaped house of caciques
BOHIO Rural hut
Classic Taino a. Hispaniola & Puerto Rico
Western Taino a. Jamaica, Cuba, & B.A. b. Jamaica, Central Cuba, & Bahaman Islands c. W. Village-Large d. Agriculture- Advance like classic (Jamaica) e. No regional chiefdom f. Ballgame g. Zemis worshiped i. Caves & homes h. Peaceful
EASTERN TAINO a. Virgins & Leewards b. St. Croix Island, Virgin Islands & all except southern most Leeward Island c. Large village d. Agriculture- Slash & burn e. Ballgame f. No regional chiefdom g. Zemis worshiped i. Caves & homes h. Hostile
YUCAHU GOD OF CASSAVA & THE SEA a. Principle god b. Cassava & sea c. Cassava is staple in society
CANOA a. Canoes hallowed logs by axes (celts)
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