Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold dramatizes the history of Columbus’s first voyage and initial encounters with Native Americans from a bicultural perspective.
It presents the life stories of three historic Taíno chieftains—Caonabó, Guacanagarí, and Guarionex—and a Taíno youth side by side with those of Columbus and Spain’s Queen Isabella and depicts their fateful first encounters. Based closely on primary sources, it ventures beyond traditional Eurocentric accounts of the voyage to offer a fresh, gripping, personal, and bicultural portrayal, written at the voyage’s 525th anniversary.
Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold
—William F. Keegan, Curator of Caribbean Archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History, Talking Taíno
—Midwest Book Review
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