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Short history lesson - Haiti related

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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 08:54 PM
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Haiti was discovered by Christoper Columbus.

I just thought I'd share that totally irrelevant piece of information with you for no reason whatsoever.



The recorded history of Haiti began on December 5, 1492 when the European navigator Christopher Columbus happened upon a large island in the region of the western Atlantic Ocean that later came to be known as the Caribbean Sea. It was inhabited by the Taíno, an Arawakan people, who variously called their island Ayiti, Bohio, or Kiskeya. Columbus promptly claimed the island for the Spanish Crown, and renamed it La Isla Española ("the Spanish Island"), or Hispañola (later Anglicized as Hispaniola).

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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 09:00 PM
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Yes, I was aware of that.

There's a ton of history associated with Hispaniola and that's a good place to start.

Two questions... what happened to the Taino and how did the french get involved on the island?

I love history... so much to rediscover.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 11:56 PM
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Isn't it funny, but I would have thought that the Taíno discovered the island first.



 
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