Comparison of the maya, taino and the kalinago
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A comparison of the three key indigenous groups that CXC examines in its annual examination in Caribbean History.

A comparison of the three key indigenous groups that CXC examines in its annual examination in Caribbean History.

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  • 1. VERE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL Prepared by Mr. D. Gooden Maya The economy was based on agriculture but not conuco cultivation. Maize was the main crop. The Maya relied more on agriculture than the Tainos and Kalinagos. They had a big market economy where they traded cotton, textile, foodstuff, ceramics and gold. They were settled people who established great stoned cities. Maya Comparison of Economic Organization Taino Kalinago Conuco cultivation was used. Conuco cultivation was used. Cassava was the main crop. The Tainos hunted, gatherer and fished. Cassava was the main crop. The Kalinagos mostly hunted and fished. They were subsistence farmers, but on the larger islands, They traded on a small scale. like Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti), they traded on a small scale. They were settled but with smaller communities than the They were still a rather mobile, nomadic people. Maya. Comparison of Social Organization Taino The head was called the halach uinich. This position was hereditary. The chief was called a cacique. This position was hereditary. The houses of ordinary Mayans were small and simple, but the houses of the nobles were built of sculptured stones. Ordinary people lived on the outskirts of the temple and only went in to worship and buy their food. They lived in households containing extended families. The men had one main wife, but also had other concubines. They had ball courts. Tainos built houses around the community square and living space. They lived in households containing extended families. They did not practise polygamy. Only the cacique could have more than one wife. They had ball courts in the community square. Kalinago The chief was called an ubutu (ouboutu). This position was attained by the head of the largest family. Physical strength was important. Kalinagos did not have a community square, but had a communal fireplace. They lived in households containing extended families. They practised polygamy. They had no ball court.
  • 2. Maya The Maya believed strongly in a spirit world. They worshipped Quetzalcoatl, the great God and cultural hero. They offered blood sacrifices and they believed that torture and human sacrifices brought fertility. They had priests. They worshipped god who represented the sun, moon, rain and corn. The main purpose of worship was to ensure good crops. Comparison of Religions Taino The Taino believed in animism which was based on the existence of a spirit world. They worshipped the universal Creator, Aluberi. They did not give offering to their gods. Their gods were represented by zemis. They had men called piaimer who they believed possessed supernatural powers. They had eight classes of spirits – both good and bad. Kalinago The kalinagos believed strongly in a spirit world. They claimed that Analwaea and his brotherVochi created the world. They offered material goods such as food and water. They had men called piaimer who they believed possessed supernatural powers. They had five classes of spirits – both good and bad.