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Cultures of Latin America Pack
Baira Hunters
Emblematic culture
Stats
31
4
3
Details
Ranged
Ranged-combat Unit. Receives a penalty to its Combat Strength when defending against close-combat attacks.
Canoe Fighters
This Unit receives no penalties from Rivers.
Costs
400
1

Baira Hunters

Traveling with simple canoes, rivers are no hinderance to the Baira Hunter.

Widely portrayed in Spanish sources as a peaceful population, the Taíno left no archaeological traces of any major wars. There is therefore little reason to believe that they had an strong military culture supported by a long warring tradition.
Although it is unlikely that they were a truly pacifist society, it is possible that conflicts over land control or interpersonal tensions were highly ritualized and regulated in order to avoid recourse to more lethal forms of violence. However, the Taíno did have hunting and fishing weapons that could be used in times of conflict.
As an island people, the Taíno were very capable sailors and navigated throughout the Caribbean. On islands with large areas of forest cover, their canoes often allowed them to move more quickly than on foot.