Cacique
Cacique
Cacique
Nezlife Studios

Cacique

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38x48 Acrylic Pour on Stretched Canvas. Finished with Resin.

A cacique is a leader of an indigenous group, derived from the Taíno word kasikɛ for the pre-Columbian tribal chiefs in the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, and the northern Lesser Antilles. In the colonial era, Spaniards extended the word as a title for the leaders of practically all indigenous groups that they encountered in the Western Hemisphere. In Spanish America, Brazil, Spain, and Portugal, the term also has come to mean a political boss or leader who exercises significant power in the political system known as caciquismo.

These were the great leaders I learned about in school. The great Caciques. This piece is honoring my ancestors.