La Relación is considered by some as the first book written in the New World. It is also the first description of the Taino Indians' religion. Fray Ramón Pané came to the island in the company of Columbus on his second voyage in 1494. Pané spent several years living among natives, meeting many leaders who either agreed wtth or despised his Christian teachings. Pané is believed to have delivered his manuscript to Columbus for its to return to Spain, where it passed through the hands of many influential men before disappearing.
Published: Independent Publishers Group on Jan 1, 2014