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Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469653600

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653600.001.0001

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The Indigenous Caribbean

The Indigenous Caribbean

(p.9) 1 The Indigenous Caribbean
Freedom Roots

Laurent Dubois

Richard Lee Turits

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter confronts the challenge of telling a long-term history of the indigenous Caribbean. It emphasizes that this history is ongoing, with indigenous peoples still very much shaping the present and future of the region. We explore the deep history of indigenous presence in the region, Columbus’ journey, the history of indigenous peoples in the Eastern Caribbean who became known as “Caribs.” We also tell story of the Garifuna, a community that emerged in St. Vincent from the encounter between Africans who had escaped enslavement and indigenous communities on the island.

Keywords:   Indigenous Peoples, Christopher Columbus, Archaelogy, Caribs, Garifuna

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