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Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean
A look at indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, before and after the Spanish conquest.
# 142759 | 750 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US


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The paper discusses how the pre-conquest cultures of the Caribbean were necessarily distinct, owing to the diversity of their island landscapes, from the rugged mountains of Haiti to the tropical beaches of Barbados. The paper notes that although we know very little about indigenous Caribbean cultural practices due to the paucity of archeological remains (Denevan 64), we do know that farming and fishing practices (which ranged from cultivation of maize and cassava to pineapple), as well as domestic architecture, differed between the islands (Denevan 65, Williams 28).

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"The pre-conquest cultures of the Caribbean were necessarily distinct, owing to the diversity of their island landscapes, from the rugged mountains of Haiti to the tropical beaches of Barbados. Although we know very little about indigenous Caribbean cultural practices due to the paucity of archeological remains (Denevan 64), we do know that farming and fishing practices (which ranged from cultivation of maize and cassava to pineapple), as well as domestic architecture, differed between the islands (Denevan 65, Williams 28). Cultivation of domestic animals was not common (Williams 29) as the people relied upon ample supplies of meat from..."

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