Reimagining Creole. The Deep History of Mixed Identities in the Windward Islands, Lesser Antilles
The Lesser Antilles are known as an arena of to- and froing of peoples from different areas of the insular Caribbean and coastal mainland areas of south America during its entire pre-colonial history. Migration, and intensive networks of human mobility and exchange of goods and ideas have created diverse ethnic/cultural communities across these small islands. These, coupled with constantly shifting alliances among the various peoples have resulted in what can only be described as Creole communities. This paper will examine the ideal of Creole in terms of the mixed identities that emerged among the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in pre-colonial times and we will look into the historiographical and emerging archaeological information we have on formation of Kalinago and Garifuna identities during early colonial times.
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Reimagining Creole. The Deep History of Mixed Identities in the Windward Islands, Lesser Antilles. Menno Hoogland, Angus Martin, Corinne L. Hofman. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443884)
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Abstract Id(s): 20159