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

Kathleen Deagan and Jose Maria Cruxent

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090406
eISBN:
9780300133899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090406.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1493, Christopher Columbus led a fleet of 17 ships and more than 1200 men to found a royal trading colony in America. Columbus had high hopes for his settlement, which he named La Isabela after ... 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


Reluctant Hosts: The Taínos of Hispaniola

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/9780300090406.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on “American Indians,” the term by which the indigenous people of the Americas have been known in Western literature since 1492. They had occupied the Western Hemisphere for tens ... More


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