The Very First Spanish Settlenemt in the New World was near Caracol Haiti!

Pop Quiz: What is the connection between Caracol Haiti, Christopher Columbus, La Santa Maria, Cacique Guacanagaric, Caonabo and La Navidad? Sit back... Relax... and let me tell you...

Columbus Flagship Santa Maria - Shipwreck found in Haiti

Did you know? Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, sunk somewhere between the bay of Caracol and the bor de mer de Limonade.

Caracol likely to be the original village (hometown) of Guacanagaric, one of five caciques of Hispaniola, who was friendly to Columbus, told him there was gold in the Island (big mistake) and allowed him to establish the settlement of La Navidad near his village.

La Navidad then officially became the first Spanish settlement in the New World, built from the shipwreck of La Santa Maria.

So where does Caonabo fit in to this story?

Well... When Columbus return to the New World, he expected to find a fourishing fort La Navidad. But instead, what he found were dead men and a settlement burnt to the ground.

This first Haitian Taino to revolt against the Spanish which destroyed La Navidad was led by Caonabo, Cacique de la Maguana, was triggerd by 3 things: The spanish were stealling from the Tainos, raping their women, and Caonabo found out they intended to stay...

All of these things, and more, happend back in 1492 in the area of that is now Caracol Haiti.

La paix Bondye avew...

Tags: island of Hispaniola, Christopher Columbus, Caracol Haiti, Caonabo, La Navidad, Guacanagaric, La Santa Maria, People, History

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Comments...

Dsl Actually Ayiti is the Taino name for the island. It's then clear that the indigenous Taino are properly Ayisien. "Haitian" is simply a Latinization... see more
Reply · May 25 at 11:00 PM
Dr1 Oh, Lord!!! Please know about what you write! This is an offense to History. "This first Haitian Taino to revolt against the Spanish which destroyed... see more
Reply · December 29 at 12:41 PM

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