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The Heroic Taino Rebel Who The Europeans Burned At The Stake

The story of Hatuey, who said he’d rather burn in hell than go to Heaven with the Europeans

Photo of Taino chief Hatuey — from Astroheredero on Wikipedia Commons

The Taino indigenous people are known as the first Native Americans Christopher Columbus encountered when he came to the New World. According to Robert Poole at the Smithsonian Magazine, the Taino were also the…

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Ryan Fan

Ryan Fan

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