The Tainos, who lived in the Bahamas between 1000 and 1300 AD, were among the primary indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. They lived in cacicazgos, societies organized under a leader. Imagine a Taino ancestor fishing in the crystal-clear Caribbean waters or cultivating yucca in their fields. In the evening, the community would gather in the caney, a communal dwelling, to celebrate rituals and share stories of spirits and forebears. Their lives were deeply intertwined with nature, and every element, from the stars to the reefs, held spiritual significance.