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Photo courtesy of  http://www.powhatanmuseum.com/Anacaona.html. Detail of Anacona.  
This sculpture was made from cherry 
wood, wisteria vines, gold leaf, conch 
shell and Amazon parrot feathers.

Anacaona, India de Raza Cautiva

Anacaona, meaning Golden Flower, was born in 1474 in Yaguana known today as the town of Léogane, Haiti. She was the wife of Caonabo, who ruled what was then known as Maguana and was one of the five Caciques who possessed the island of Quisqueya. Her brother Bohechío, was Cacique of Xaragua (Jaraguá) which was […]

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Dr. Ricardo E. Alegría: Father of Modern Puerto Rican Archaeology

by Efrain Nieves Dr. Ricardo E. Alegría Gallardo was born on April 14, 1921 in San Juan Puerto Rico. His father,  José S. Alegría, was vice president and co-founder of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and taught him to love his history and culture. Alegría first studied at the University of Puerto Rico and found Alpha Beta Chi fraternity in 1941. After […]

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