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1 Puerto Rican Heritage Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member Sandra Swartzwelder ETH/125 April 18, 2010 Dan Semrau
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2 Puerto Rican Heritage Today was quite an interesting day. My daughter, who is 15, is doing a family tree for school. As we fill out the different branches, she begins asking questions about her ethnicity. She knows that she is Puerto Rican, but she wanted to know more. Her questions were good questions, such as whether I have ever been to Puerto Rico and if we still have family in Puerto Rico? As I explained that I had never been to Puerto Rico, I could not answer the question of family still residing in Puerto Rico, as I did not know. This conversation had me thinking. I am of Puerto Rican descent, but had been raised in the United States, just as my parents were. Being as my parents and grandparents are deceased, I began researching my roots. I spent a good part of the evening and well into the night looking into everything I could find on Puerto Rico, from the creation to current day events. Centuries ago, Puerto Rico was inhabited by the Taino Indians, who called the land Boriken. The Taino Indians came from South America and were organized in smaller groups led by their chief. They were peaceful and lived on the tropical crops and seafood. On November 19, 1493, Christopher Columbus discovered the island. The Taino Indians greeted Columbus and his crew with enthusiasm, and showed them the gold in the river banks. Puerto Rico was
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