Stolen Peace: The Untold Story of the Spanish Conquest (Paperback)
When the Spanish arrived in the Caribbean in 1492, they left destruction in their wake. But no people were as devastated as the Taino Indians. Even the name of the island where they made their home - Quisqueya - was stolen, and called Hispaniola.In the wake of the Spanish Conquest, the Tainan people struggled not for survival, but simply to be remembered. Their histories, their chants, and their gods were almost entirely wiped away.Until now. This is the untold story of the devastation wrought by the Spanish Conquest on the island of Quisqueya. It is the story of a people who cry out for remembrance more than 500 years later. It is the story of a few brave people who dared to stand up against a powerful empire that was dedicated to their annihilation.Stolen Peace combines fictional and historical characters from both the Spanish conquerors and Taino cultures to give insight into those forces that decimated a culture in a single generation.Note: This book was written-not only to tell a fictional story about what happened to the Tainos on the island of Hispaniola-but more important, it serves as a symbol of the painful tragedy that befell ALL native Americans.