Category: Caribbean History

CSEC Study Guide 1

In this study guide series, you will be given a PDF file which will contain concise revisions on different topics in different subjects. You can choose whether or not to download the particular study guide based on the summary provided in the body of the post here. All the subjects below are in one file…...

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The Indigenous people of the Americas…

Impact of Europeans on Indigenous People

Once Columbus found the “New World” it was the end of the Native American World (including the Americas) as they knew it. They were generally described as simple and docile people who accepted the Europeans as friends. This was one of the major contributing factors to their demise. It is safe to safe to say…...

God, Gold and Glory!

Christopher Columbus, born 1452 in Genoa, came from humble a background and was one of four boys in his family. Though he was not considered a scholar, he was well read and had a wide range of academic interests. Columbus is famous for his ‘discovery’ of the Caribbean. Though the Caribbean was where he ended…...

Taino Practices

In this post we will look at the various practices of the Taínos. Remember from the Migration and Settlement Patterns post we introduced the Taínos, who were believed to have come from Venezuela. There were five major groups: Lucayans, Tainos, Ciboneys, Ciguayos and the Igneris. Taíno culture was the most highly developed by the time Columbus…...