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Arawak Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Arawak language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Arawak tribe and their society. Please note that Arawaks and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Arawak history is interesting and important, but the Arawak Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and the life and struggles of today as well as the forced migrations and tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Arawak Tribal and Community Websites

Association Kayeno:
    Homepage of a Lokono Arawak cultural organization in French Guiana. Page in French, many pictures.
Haitian Arawak Movement:
    Homepage of an organization promoting Taino and Arawak heritage on Haiti.

Our Arawak Websites

Arawak Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Arawak language.
Arawak Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Arawak culture.
Arawak Stories:
    Collection of Arawak legends and folktales.

Arawak Lifestyle and Tradition

Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink:
    Extensive information on the Arawaks, Caribs, and other indigenous Caribbeans.
The Arawaks:
    Fact sheet on Arawak Indian culture including photos of artifacts and drawings from the 1500's.
Arawak Peoples:
    Article on Arawak Indian history and way of life.
Arawak Indian Legends:
    Collection of Arawak myths and legends.
Religions of Native South Americans: * Animism and Folk-Lore of the Guiana Indians:
    Online texts about Witoto and Arawakan ceremonies, myths, and religious traditions..
Arawak and Taino Religion and Myths:
    Article on ancient Caribbean traditions and festivals, with pictures of religious artifacts.
Arawak Tribe:
    History and culture of the Taino and Arawak Indians.
Arawak Life in Photographs:
    Picture gallery of Arawak Indians living on Barbados today.
    Article and photographs on the Arawak culture.
Arawak Indians:
    Overview of Taino and Arawak Indian history.

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Books for sale on the Arawaks

The Arawaks: Rise & Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus:
    History of the Taino and Arawak Indians for sale.
Columbus and the Golden World of the Island Arawaks:
    An interesting description of the interactions between the Europeans and the Arawak Indians.
Legends and Myths of the Aboriginal Indian of British Guiana:
    Collection of Carib and Arawak Indian tales.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Arawaks and American Indians in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Arawaks * Britannica: Arawak People:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Arawak Indians.
   Arawaks y caribes * Arawak * Los Arawak * Arahuaco * Los Arawak:
   Information about the Arawak tribe in Spanish.
   Arawakan * Tainos and Arawaks:
   Arawak links.

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