For those of you who read my story “Juracán” in the anthology Indian Country Noir, this report about the survival of the Native Americans I write about might be of interest.
Decimated Tribe Seeks Recognition Through 2010 Census
Puerto Rican Tainos were nearly wiped out after arrival of the Spanish
A people thought to be dead for 500 years hope to prove they’re still very much alive, thanks to the 2010 census.
The census counts everyone in the United States, including territories like Puerto Rico. Thousands of Puerto Ricans are rediscovering their indigenous heritage and plan to ensure that the U.S. government knows about them.