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Garifuna Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Garifuna language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Garifuna tribe and their society. Please note that Garifunas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Garifuna history is interesting and important, but the Garifuna 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 tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Garifuna Tribal and Community Websites

National Garifuna Council:
    Homepage of the Garifuna Nation of Belize.

Garifuna Lifestyle and Tradition

The Garifuna Community:
    Information on Garifuna history, heritage, and organizations in English and Spanish.
    Article on Garifuna culture and history.
Garifuna Flags:
    Picture and description of the Garifuna tribal flag.
Garifuna Music:
    National Geographic article on the origins of the Garifuna musical tradition.
Garifuna Cuisine:
    Article on Garifuna food including a traditional recipe for fish balls.

Books for sale on the Garifunas

Women and the Ancestors: Black Carib Kinship and Ritual:
    An interesting study of Garifuna culture from the women's perspective.
Garifuna Revival:
    Sociology book on Garifuna and Puerto Rican identity today.
Witchcraft and Sorcery of the American Native Peoples:
    Book on black-magic traditions among the Garifuna and other Indian tribes.
Garifuna, Garinagu, Caribe:
    Spanish-language history of the Black Carib Indians.
Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Garifunas and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Garifuna:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Garifuna tribe.
  Los Garifuna * Historia y lengua Garifuna:
  Information about the Garifuna people in Spanish.
   Garifuna Nation:
   Garifuna links.

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