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VISIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN

Carib Indians print
Enlarge print (75 k)

Theodor de Bry, 1528-1598.
Explorers Ojeda and Vespucci Attacked by Carib Indians.
Frankfurt: Johanne Gottfriedt, 1631.

In this view, conquistador Alonso Ojeda and crew, including Amerigo Vespucci, are seen landing on Dominica in 1499. About 500 Carib Indians waged a fierce battle to repel these first Europeans to appear on the island.

Image no. 2004-320-1

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