Haiti, the new world

Posted: 2009/01/15 in haiti
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i have been reading a ton about the history of Haiti and how it got to be where it is today.  for some this may be boring (like to my wife) but it’s necessary for me to write about it.  

do you remember the guy we learned about in american history, that small figure named Christopher Columbus?  remember, “in fourteen hundred and ninety-two columbus sailed the ocean blue.”  on his first voyage across the ocean he hit the Bahamas, Cuba, and Hispaniola (modern day Haiti and the Dominican Republic).  it’s amazing to me the things i tuned out while in school growing up.  

he first hit Haiti at Môle Saint-Nicolason on December 5th, 1492.  this is where Columbus first encountered the TaínoArawaks, the amerindians the inhabited the Bahamas, Cuba, and Hispaniola.  

19 days later Columbus claimed Haiti for Spain.  he left 39 men to establish the settlement of La Navidad located in the present city of Cap-Haitien as he left back to Spain to report his finding.  


this was just the beginning…




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