Updated Website!

Welcome to the updated website! I’m now researching Encounters Unforeseen’s sequel, which will chronicle the lives of the same Taíno and European protagonists from September 1493 to 1498, the period of the Taíno chieftains’ resistance to subjugation during and after...

Sketches of Protagonists

Encounters Unforeseen’s protagonists are three historic Taíno chieftains—Caonabó, Guacanagarí, and Guarionex, Spain’s Queen Isabella, Columbus, and a Taíno captive Columbus seized. Portions of their life stories are sketched below. Caonabó Guacanagarí Guarionex...

October 1492

In October 1492, the Taíno peoples of the Caribbean lived mostly in territory within modern Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, eastern Cuba, and Jamaica, and, to the north, the smaller islands of the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos. Haiti was one of the...