The Taino genocide

This is account isn’t mentioned very often taught in history except on a college level.  Regular history would have you to believe Columbus came to the New World not knowing where he was. Planted the flag for Spain. (What right did he have to do that?) Kneel down in the pristine white sand and prayed, rose happy that he found people and then left those people in peace. Then sailed back to Spain and wrote wonderful stories about what he saw and how kind the people were.  But then made the trip again a few years later because he fell in love with the wonderful people of modern day San Salvador. That’s the version taught in school and it’s all most people know.

But the version taught in college in downright scary.

Things like this is the problem I have with history revisionists. They twist and turn the event or subject to say these things never happened or if they admit they happened they trivialized it saying, “It wasn’t ‘that’ bad.” by adding statistic and b.s. showing that only ‘X’ number of people died not the thousands as those affected said. How would they know? Were they there?  The favorite one is they merely got sick and died. If so? Why wasn’t they merely getting sick and dying before the conquistadors arrived messing with them?

When researching to write historical fiction you come across many accounts like this one and it is difficult not to write what actual happen. I can’t dress it up and make it sound sugary. That’s just not in my nature.


via The Taino genocide

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A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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