Dating culture in puerto rico
This contributed to many of them marrying the native Taína.
The peace between the Spaniards and the Taínos was short-lived.
Women did not dedicate themselves solely to cooking and the art of motherhood; many were also talented artists and made pots, grills, and griddles from river clay by rolling the clay into rope and then layering it to form or shape.
Taíno women also carved drawings (petroglyphs) into stone or wood.
During the period of industrialization of the 1950s, many women in Puerto Rico found employment in the needle industry, working as seamstresses in garment factories.
Many Puerto Rican families also migrated to the United States in the 1950s.
Since 2007, the Government of Puerto Rico has been issuing "Certificates of Puerto Rican Citizenship" to anyone born in Puerto Rico or to anyone born outside of Puerto Rico with at least one parent who was born in Puerto Rico.
Currently, women in Puerto Rico and outside of Puerto Rico have become active participants in the political and social landscape in both, their homeland and in the continental United States.
It was a great honor for a woman to be married to a cacique.The villages of the Taínos were known as "Yucayeque" and were ruled by a cacique.When a cacique died, the next in line to become a chief was the oldest son of the sister of the deceased cacique.The Spaniards took advantage of the Taínos' good faith and enslaved them, forcing them to work in the gold mines and in the construction of forts.Many Taínos died as a result either of the cruel treatment that they had received or of smallpox, which became epidemic on the island.