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History of Bahamas

In 1492 Christopher Columbus made his first landing in the New World in the Bahamian archipelago.

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  • History of Cuba

    History of Cuba

    As early as 200 years before Spanish exploration of the New World, Cuba was inhabited by three groups of Arawak Indians—the Cyboneys, Guanahacabibes, and Tainos. See more »

  • History of Puerto Rico

    History of Puerto Rico

    The island of Boriquen, as Puerto Rico was called by its native inhabitants, was occupied by about 30,000 Taino Indians at the time Europeans arrived in the late 15th century. See more »

  • Buccaneers

    Buccaneers

    Buccaneers, adventurers who raided Spanish ships and colonies, mainly in the Caribbean region, during the 17th century. See more »

  • History of Bahamas

    History of Bahamas

    In 1492 Christopher Columbus made his first landing in the New World in the Bahamian archipelago. See more »

  • History of Barbados

    History of Barbados

    Arawak Indians originally inhabited Barbados but had disappeared by the time the first English settlers arrived in the 1620's. See more »

  • History of Bermuda

    History of Bermuda

    Bermuda was sighted in 1503 by the Spanish mariner Juan de Bermúdez. In 1609 a shipwrecked group of Virginia-bound colonists led by Sir George Somers spent 10 months on the islands; this led to the founding of St. See more »

  • History of Dominican Republic

    History of Dominican Republic

    Hispaniola was inhabited by Arawak Indians when Christopher Columbus landed there on his first voyage in 1492. See more »

  • History of Jamaica

    History of Jamaica

    Jamaica was inhabited by Arawak Indians when Christopher Columbus reached the island in 1494. See more »

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