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A Spartan Domesticity: Household Life in La Isabela's Bohíos

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Columbus's Outpost among the Tainos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090406
eISBN:
9780300133899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090406.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter highlights the differences of La Isabela from other fifteenth-century towns in its virtually all-male population and its utterly isolated frontier position. It was nevertheless a ... More


Starvation in Paradise: Food and Subsistence at La Isabela

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Archaeology at La Isabela: America's First European Town

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090413
eISBN:
9780300133912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090413.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the different aspects of food and subsistence at La Isabela. The eyewitnesses at La Isabela were lavish in their praise of the local foods they found in Hispaniola, and equally ... More


Living in Bohíos: Domestic Life at La Isabela

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Archaeology at La Isabela: America's First European Town

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090413
eISBN:
9780300133912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090413.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the various facets of domestic life at La Isabela. La Isabela was dramatically different from other late fifteenth-century European towns in many ways. The population was ... More


“Hell in Hispaniola”: La Isabela, 1493–1498

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Columbus's Outpost among the Tainos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090406
eISBN:
9780300133899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090406.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the journey of Columbus's second fleet from La Navidad to La Isabela. Sailing eastward along the north coast of Hispaniola, the westerly trade winds made the journey tortuous. ... More


The Hand of Vandals and the Tooth of Time: La Isabela, 1500–1987

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Columbus's Outpost among the Tainos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090406
eISBN:
9780300133899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090406.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes La Isabela, and how it was known and used intermittently by smugglers, woodcutters, fishermen, pig hunters, sailors, Columbus researchers, and treasure hunters for nearly five ... More


Columbus and La Isabela

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Archaeology at La Isabela: America's First European Town

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090413
eISBN:
9780300133912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090413.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the establishment of La Isabela by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage to America. La Isabela has captured the imagination of archaeologists and historians for ... More


Taínos at La Isabela

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Archaeology at La Isabela: America's First European Town

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090413
eISBN:
9780300133912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090413.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the different aspects of Taínos at La Isabela. The Caribbean that Columbus encountered was the domain of indigenous societies who had been there for centuries. The largest of ... More


La Isabela's Building

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Archaeology at La Isabela: America's First European Town

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090413
eISBN:
9780300133912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090413.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the various aspects of the Isabela's buildings, which are the only surviving remnants of fifteenth-century European architecture in the Americas, and reflect the traditions and ... More


Soldiers and Horsemen at La Isabela

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Archaeology at La Isabela: America's First European Town

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090413
eISBN:
9780300133912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090413.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the soldiers and horsemen at La Isabela. La Isabela was an essentially economic venture and defense was a paramount concern, and the military flavor of the settlement was ... More


Aftermath and Transformation

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Archaeology at La Isabela: America's First European Town

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090413
eISBN:
9780300133912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090413.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the aftermath and transformation of colonial design represented by La Isabela. The alterations to the original colonial design represented by La Isabela were largely provoked ... More


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