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Islands and peoples of the Indies

Raymond Kennedy

Islands and peoples of the Indies

by Raymond Kennedy

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Published by Smithsonian Institution in Washington .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesSmithsonian Institution. War background studies, no. 14
ContributionsKennedy, Raymond, 1906- The ageless Indies
The Physical Object
Pagination66p.
Number of Pages66
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26573372M

The following two countries of the Lucayan Archipelago are the portion of the Caribbean islands that do not border the Caribbean Sea. The Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands are located in the North Atlantic Ocean rather than the Caribbean Sea, but they still fall in the Caribbean region. He made three subsequent voyages to the Caribbean, believing up to his death that the islands were the spice islands of the East Indies. After realizing his mistake Spain renamed the islands the West Indies and they are now known by that name to the residents. Indigenous PeoplesAuthor: History Bot.

  Spanish Treatment of the Natives. Ma agulyas. The Spaniard Bartolome de Las Casas was a Dominican monk and historian who wrote extensively about the condition of Indigenous peoples under the control of the Spanish. A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies. The West Indies, more commonly referred to as the Caribbean, consists of three major island groups: the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles and the Lesser Antilles. The Greater Antilles include some of the most well-known individual islands, including Cuba and Puerto Rico.

At the time of Columbus’s exploration, the Taíno were the most numerous indigenous people of the Caribbean and inhabited what are now Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. By , the Taíno were close to extinction, many having succumbed to diseases brought by the Spaniards. Combining fertile soils, vital trade routes, and a coveted strategic location, the islands and surrounding continental lowlands of the Caribbean were one of Europe’s earliest and most desirable colonial frontiers. The region was colonized over the course of five centuries by a revolving cast of Spanish, Dutch, French, and English forces, who imported first African slaves and later Asian.


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Islands and Peoples of the Indies: Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies, No. 14 [Kennedy, Raymond] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Islands and Peoples of the Indies: Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies, No.

Home» Books» Islands and peoples of the Indies no. Islands and peoples of the Indies no. Kennedy, Raymond The Smithsonian Institution, Creator: Kennedy, Raymond. Published: The Smithsonian Institution, Subject(s): History and Culture.

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Based largely upon, and in part an adaptation of, the author's recent book 'The ageless Indies.' The John Day co., New York, p. 62Pages: Islands and peoples of the Indies.

City of Washington: Smithsonian Institution, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Kennedy.

Companion volume to Islands of the Pacific and again a compression of factual and descriptive detail about the principal and outlying islands of the East Indies: the Moluccas, Celebes, New Guinea, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, the Lesser Sundas and Timor, and the Philippines.

Essentials of topography, settlement, languages and government, animal life and vegetables, products and crops, history. The countries the author writes about are the Greater Antilles (Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola consisting of Dominican Republic and Haiti) and the Lesser Antilles(Cayman, Barbados, Grenada, Barbuda, Montserrat, Antigua, Informative book about several of the Caribbean islands.

However, I often found it difficult reading/5. History of Caribbean Islands. The Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Anguilla and Montserrat, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St.

Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago. Before the arrival of Christopher Columbus inmost of the Caribbean was peopled by three types, or groups, of inhabitants: the Ciboney or Guanahuatebey, the. Get this from a library. The land and people of the West Indies.

[Philip Manderson Sherlock, Sir.] -- Describes the past history and current development of the seven hundred islands whose climates, corps and geography are similar, but whose allegiances to culture, politics, and nationality vary.

The Spanish cleric Bartolomé de Las Casas was appalled by the treatment of the island peoples. In he published a book, History of the Indies, to show how they had been killed and abused. Describing an attack on a village on the island of Trinidad, he wrote “I think Indians were taken [as slaves] to the ship that day.

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. An excerpt from Bartolomé de Las Casas’s account of Spanish conquest of native peoples of the Americas (in Spanish).

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West Indies. Countries sometimes included in West Indies. The East Indies or the Indies are the lands of South (Indian subcontinent) and Southeast Asia. In a more restricted sense, the Indies can be used to refer to the islands of Southeast Asia, especially the Indonesian Archipelago and the Philippine Archipelago.

Before the VOC came to the East Indies, kings and princes ruled the islands, which were already the focus of extensive trade in goods, services and people (slaves). In the period c – c, Islam was making its presence felt on peoples who had previously held animist and Hindu-Buddhist spiritual beliefs.

The History of the Indies Bartolome de Las Casas The Spaniards entered the province of Camaguey, which is large and densely populated and when they reached the villages, the inhabitants had prepared as well as they could cassava bread from their food; wha t they called guaminiquinajes from their hunting; and also fish, if they had caught any.

Indians of the West Indies, Indiens d'Amérique, Antiquities, Indianen, Indigenes Volk, Indiens, Caraïbes (Indiens), Taïno (Indiens), Ureinwohner, Aufsatzsammlung, Caribbean Area Antiquities, Indians of the West Indies Antiquities, West Indies Antiquities, Aufsatzsammlung, Caribbean Area Antiquities, Indians of the West Indies, Indians of the West Indies Antiquities, West Indies : The first people to be enslaved by the Spanish and Portuguese in the West Indies and Latin America were the Native Americans, but, because the majority of Native American slaves either revolted or escaped, other forms of forced labor, akin to serfdom, were introduced (see repartimiento and encomienda).

The resistance of the Native Americans to. Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the.

Although the article uses the Turks and Caicos and Bahamas as its starting point, much of the information is relevant to all of the Native Peoples of the West Indies. Times of the Islands, ISSNis published four times per year by Times Publications Ltd., P.O.

BoxProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This page guide for “A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies” by Bartolomé de Las Casas includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 20 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.East Indies, the islands that extend in a wide belt along both sides of the Equator for more than 3, miles (6, km) between the Asian mainland to the north and west and Australia to the south.

Historically, the term East Indies is loosely applied to any of three most restrictive and best-known use is as a synonym for the islands that now constitute the Republic of Indonesia.THE DEVASTATION OF THE INDIES: A BRIEF ACCOUNT by Bartolome de Las Casas Around it in all directions are many other islands, some very big, others very small, and all of them were, as we saw with our own eyes, densely populated with native peoples called Indians.

This large island was perhaps the most densely populated place in the world.