aggressively prevented European settlement on St.
According to various accounts, the Africans who survived the wreck were either welcomed by the Carib Indians
who inhabited the island or enslaved by them.
Before the arrival of Europeans, Carib Indians
had driven the more peaceful Arawaks from the island.
The British turfed out the Portuguese, who in turn had "acquired" the land from the indigenous Carib Indians
, who apparently barbecued their enemies and washed them down with local cassava beer.
The Garifuna, formerly known as Black Carib Indians
, make up seven percent of Belize's population.
Originally the home of the Carib Indians
- who gave their name to the region - it offers activities such as snorkelling and windsurfing.
It includes an adventure tour with Carib Indians
to the film set.
Bouton, who assesses the dismal prospects for conversion of African slaves in six pages, devotes two entire chapters to the Carib Indians
. Even the compassionate Father Du Tertre discusses the Caribs, their lifeways and potential for conversion for some seventy pages while his eight page chapter on "Slaves--As much Moorish as Savage" forms only a brief aside in his 480-page book.
Native Carib Indians
believed that certain trees and tree species were the homes of spirits.
Lucia that controlled a key water passage between the Atlantic and the Caribbean; Dominica's sole surviving village of Carib Indians
; and even St.
Arbara Flores, a professor of theology and a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Belize, gives a fascinating and detailed glimpse into the spiritual worldview of the Garifuna people of Belize, descendants of West African slaves and Carib Indians
. Flores concludes that their rituals are an anti-colonial mechanism, and have enabled the Garifuna to maintain their cultural autonomy.
Originally an Arawak word forming part of the common lexicon of the Taino and Carib Indians
soon after the Spanish Conquest, the term savannah first acquired scientific meaning when it was used by late nineteenth-century German biogeographers such as August Grisebach and Oskar Drude.
The tobacco used in commercial cigarettes today is descendent from a species that the Spaniards took from the Arawak and Carib Indians
of the Caribbean.
An old bush Negro showed him a magic stone and a bone he had found; the stone had been engraved by the Carib Indians
. In the narrator's (imagined?) story, it is perceived by the escaping slave as a friend, a stone which dreams.
As to cannibals as such, we owe a great deal to the Admiral of the Ocean Sea, for it was Columbus who coined the term, as a garbled anagram for the Carib Indians
along with followers of the Great Khan of the Orient he was hell bent on discovering.