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Encyclopedia > Carib Expulsion

The Carib Expulsion took place in 1660. Carib or Island Carib is the name of a people of the Lesser Antilles islands, after whom the Caribbean Sea was named; their name for themselves was Kalinago for men and Kallipuna for women. ... Events January 1 - colonel George Monck with his regiment crosses from Scotland to England at the village of Coldstream and begins advance towards London in support of English Restoration February 2 – George Monck and his regiment arrive in London February 23 - Charles XI becomes king of Sweden. ...

The Caribbean island of Martinique was invaded and seized by France in 1635. Using their overwhelming military superiority, the French forces of Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc subjected the indigenous Carib peoples to French colonial rule. Through Cardinal Richelieu, France gave the island to the Company of the American Islands (Compagnie des Isles d'Amerique). French Law is imposed on the conquered inhabitants and the Jesuits arrived to convert the "savages" to the Roman Catholic Church. The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Events February 10 - The Académie française in Paris is expanded to become a national academy for the artistic elite. ... The word indigenous is derived from the latin word indigena, meaning nativ, indigenous, aboriginal, and has several, related meanings: The native people of a place; see the article indigenous people. ... Cardinal Richelieu was the French chief minister from 1624 until his death. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...

Because the Carib natives refused to cooperate and were not conquered in sufficient number to build the sugar and cocoa plantations France wanted, in 1636 Richelieu had King Louis XIII authorize the abduction of slaves from Africa for transportation to Martinique and other parts of the French West Indies to do the physical labor. The Carib people soon revolted against the occupation of their land and under Governor Charles Houel sieur de Petit Pré (1616-1682) a brutal war was launched against the Caribs. Many were slaughtered and in 1660, those who managed to survive were taken captive then expelled forever from their home. Louis XIII (September 27, 1601 - May 14, 1643), called the Just (French: le Juste), was King of France from 1610 to 1643. ... Slavery is any of a number of related conditions involving control of a person against his or her will, enforced by violence or other clear forms of coercion. ... The French West Indies entails both Guadeloupe and Martinique. ...

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Britain.tv Wikipedia - Carib (769 words)
The Caribs were skilled boatbuilders and sailors, and seem to have owed their dominance in the Caribbean basin to their mastery of the arts of war.
The Black Caribs (Garifuna) of St. Vincent inherit their ethnicity from a group of fl slaves who were marooned in a 1675 shipwreck possibly after seizing power from the crew.
Carib resistance delayed the settlement of Dominica by Europeans, and the Carib communities that remained in St. Vincent and Dominica retained a degree of autonomy well into the 19th century.
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