Sons of Yocahu ePUB ↠ Sons of eBook ó

Sons of Yocahu ePUB ↠ Sons of eBook ó

Sons of Yocahu ➺ Sons of Yocahu Download ➽ Author Gloria Bond – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk When the great zemie Yocahu visited the Tainans long ago he taught them to live in peace and promised to return one day So when Columbus's caravels appear on the Caribbean the Tainans believe that Yoc When the great zemie Yocahu visited the Tainans long ago he taught them to live Sons of eBook ó in peace and promised to return one day So when Columbus's caravels appear on the Caribbean the Tainans believe that Yocahu has returned But the Europeans are set on conuest Every time they forced a village to accept Christianity at sword point they lost touch with their own god It's not until the crippled son of a Taino chief befriends a cabin boy on Columbus's ship that the cultures merge Among forcible pacification and genocide the boys seek the Tainan principles of peace and love as Sons of Yocahu.


5 thoughts on “Sons of Yocahu

  1. Tara Chevrestt Tara Chevrestt says:

    First of all thumbs up to Gloria Bond for writing the only historical novel I can find on the subject of the Tainos and the destruction the Spanish inflicted upon them Her research is amazing and her characters really come aliveWhen Columbus discovered what is today Cuba Haiti and the Dominican Republic the islands consisted of a peaceful people called the Taino Except for an occasional Caribe attack they lived in utter peace and solitude They believed that their god Yocahu would reward them for being peaceful people and as a result they never defended themselves nor fought amongst each other Unfortunately this peaceful existance meant they were ill euipment and ill prepared to defend themselves from the Spanish Europeans and their swordsThis is the story of a people before and after Columbus What led to their downfall This novel explores all the factors involved tells how the Spanish raped the Taino women enslaved anyone over fourteen years of age cut off people's hands and wiped out an entire race The tragedy of the Tainos is that they thought Columbus was Yocahu and treated him as such Their later disappointment ran deepThe main characters are Neef a crippled Taino boy that overcomes many obstacles with his own people and with the white men Princess Anacoana Columbus called Colon in the book Mateo the cabin boy Basamanaco the trader and adoptive father to Neef and one lone warrior that sacrifices himself in hopes of saving his peopleBeautiful story and very well told The only reason I fail to give it four stars is the prose is just awful at times Thee thy and thou just do not fit the island scene The Spanish come across as hicks with their own speech full of th's and n's Favorite passage Neef thought in his heart I was never a crippled boy nor will I ever be one It's these people who are crippled for they can only see my outward appearance but not how well I can think or what I can do


  2. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    I agree the book is corny and has a novice tone about it But Sons of Yocahu was recommended reading from my university Caribbean History course and I found it to be a digestible way of understanding Columbus' discovery of Hispaniola It's easy to read historical textbooks and detach yourself from the humanity of the conuered but the story made me feel for the characters If 'history is written by the victors' it's interesting to read an interpretation of what the others may have been thinking


  3. Michal Wigal Michal Wigal says:

    This book was very corny on several levels There were several historical inaccuracies and many of the events were based on speculation Also the storyline that a Spanish boy was supposed to be the savior of the Tainos was like The Last Samurai The last chapter of Yucahu talking to the reader was pretty ridiculous That being said I'm obsessed with anything Taino so I still iliked it


  4. Javier Márquez Javier Márquez says:

    This books tells the tales of a Taino family and their struggles during the arrival of the Spaniards in Hispaniola It is a lovely story which although fictional paints a picture of the time of colonization which I always wanted to envision


  5. Kari Kari says:

    Voilent but then war often is


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