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    of the Tiger Teeth: a descriptive analysis of Carib warfare, ca. 1500-1820” by Neil Lancelot Whitehead Neil Whitehead, in his article The Snake Warriors analysed Carib warfare, uses historical texts’ to interpret Carib war culture and society anthropologically. He does this by first, describing Carib military tactics prior to European contact, discussing social and ideological context they were deployed, and also to analyze the effect European contact had on the military aspects of Carib society. Whitehead placed great emphasis on discussing the ritualistic and spiritual nature of Carib cannibalism. Particularly when discussing the Tiger dance which was said to awaken the Tiger spirit of the warrior, and who upon taking possession of the warrior’s spirit, enabled him to kill and a tiger killed. The only way to relinquish this spirit was to was to allow this Tiger spirit to again, taste the blood of a dead enemy through the warrior. Whitehead argued that the role of cannibalism in Carib warrior society was not too stimulate aggression or to satisfy a desire for revenge, but was actually a means in which the Carib warrior could “distance himself from the trauma of killing” (153). This was the…

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    Friday is a dog. The Carib Indian companion in Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe may be Oppressors, Subalterns, and Dogs - the Island of Robinson Crusoe treated more respectfully than most other people of color of his time, but even though Crusoe and Friday are allegedly friends, he is nothing more than a dog to his Master - never his equal. Defoe’s depiction of the Carib Indians in his novel is a case of Othering, and the relationship between Friday and Crusoe resembles colonialism from…

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    The Carbis Ever wonder where the Caribean Sea got its name from? The answer to that is from one of the main tribes of indigenous people called the Carbis, a warlike tribe with cannibalistic customs that lived in the Lesser Antilles islands, a string of islands, between Florida and Venezuela, encloses the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea ,the other tribe was called Arawak more known as Taino. Before the explorers came the Carib tribes were mostly a patriarchal society with the men being…

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    who will work for next to nothing, they’ll abduct people and force them to work for nothing. The slave trade played a big part in creating the global economy and North America, since those peoples had no choice in the matter. As for some of them getting derailed off course and landing on South America, I believe this also greatly affected global trade and the global economy. The Black Caribs, or the Garifuna have a predominantly African ancestry, but also have a high degree of Native…

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    the Arawaks, the Island Caribs and the Siboneys. The Arawaks were the first people that inhabited the islands in the Caribbean and they were usually called the Tainos in the Spanish-speaking countries. The Island Caribs were newcomers to the Islands and were named to distinguish them from their Carib cousins in South America (Martin, p. 4). The Siboneys lived in Western Cuba and there have been any disputes among archaeologist about how these people arrived in the Caribbean. These three groups…

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    Relative to the sacrificial proportions of the Caribs the Aztecs numbers where astronomical. The Aztecs were considered one of the biggest sacrificial empires in human history reaching a peak of twenty thousand a year. These sacrifices were made to the many gods they worshipped. Their culture revolved around sacrifice, prisoners of wars who were brave and handsome were often dressed as gods and treated as such for a year and then sacrificed. This was done to stimulate the gods in which the gods…

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    The first inhabitants of modern-day Puerto Rico are the Tainos. This group of Indians were a subgroup of the Arawakan. The Tainos started to live in Puerto Rico, approximately 1000 AD. This group of Indians lived in small villages. They were gatherers and hunters. The crops they grew consisted of cassava, garlic, potatoes, sapota, guava and sugar apple. The Tainos were religious, believing in many gods. They believed that being in the good grace of their semis protected them from natural…

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    St Lucia Essay

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    What do you know the history of the island state in the Caribbean, called St. Lucia? St. Lucia is only 27 miles long and has a width of a short 14 miles and the capital and major port is Castries, but who lived on the island and why were Europeans interested in it? What was life like for the people on St. Lucia before, during, and after the British empire had ruled and how indigenous systems have changed since the island won its independence from the British. The Arawak were the earliest…

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    Influences of food in St. Martin Dating back to 800 A.D, St. Martin was the home of the Carib Indians who over took, killed and enslaved the Arawaks, whom previously lived in the Island. The Carib Indians where known for their cannibalism traits, they felt that by eating the flesh of other humans who seemed greater than them, meant they absorbed their power. Carib derived from the word Karibna which meant person, it easily led to the word cannibal which was what the Europeans called them. They…

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    Caribbean Culture

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    in Quisqueya (Wilson 1). That island became Santo Domingo, which is present day Dominican Republic. It is the oldest Spanish colony in the New World (Wilson 1). Before European settlement the caribbean islands were inhabited by two indigenous peoples, the Arawakan and the Carib. However, they were quickly eradicated due to combinations of murder and new infectious diseases to which they were exposed to with no immunity. Diseases such as smallpox decimated the entire population of the tribes…

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