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A novel by Theodore Taylor
The Caribbean SEA ISLANDS COASTS
A VAST CHAIN OF ISLANDS 7000 Islands 2500 miles long 160 miles wide
Curacao In the Southern Caribbean Off the coast of Venezuela Its capital is Willemstad
THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS The Arawak Amerindians.
Arawak words that became English Some Arawak words still commonly used today are: barbacoa (barbecue) hamaca (hammock) canoa (canoe) tabaco (tobacco) yuca (yucca) huracan (hurricane)
The first Europeans to see the island were a Spanish expedition in 1499. Europeans1499 The Europeans are coming!
Indentured Servitude The Spaniards exported most of the indigenous population to other colonies where workers were needed.Spaniards
Extinction of a People The Arawak Amerindians were wiped out by Spanish diseases such as smallpox and measles.
Willemstad, Curacao The island was occupied by the Dutch in 1634. Dutch 1634
Schottegat; St. Anna Bay TheDutch West India Company founded the capital of Willemstad on the banks of an inlet called the 'Schottegat'.
Fort Amsterdam Many Caribbean islands were colonies of European nations.
A Perfect Harbor for Trade Willemstad proved quickly to be an ideal spot for trade. Commerce and shipping -- but also piracy- Commerce shipping piracy
The Dutch West India Company made Curaçao a center for slave trade in 1662.Dutch West India Company 1662 The Slave Trade
Lake Maracaibo Oil was discovered here in 1914.
Oil Royal Dutch Shell & the Dutch Government built an extensive oil refinery installation, ironically on the former site of the slave-trade market at Asiento.
ATTACK ON THE LAGO REFINERY
Strategic Importance Produced aviation gasoline for the Americans and British during WWII.
But… Three tankers were torpedoed.
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
By Theodore Taylor. Curacao Curacao-(kyoor uh soh)- is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. The island area of Curaçao which.
The Cay By Theodore Taylor. SETTING Time: 1940’s.
Look at the 3 different versions of the cover art for The Cay.
WELCOME!. The Cay by: Theodore Taylor Created by: Ms. Han Adapted by: Mrs. James.
HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN. BEFORE EUROPEAN CONTACT.
Chpt 16: Explorers, Traders & Settlers Learning Objectives: Explain how Christopher Columbus came to the Americas Identify Spanish conquistadors & the.
The Dutch settle in New Netherland BY MICHAEL MCLAIN AND MATTHEW SALWAY.
European Nations Settle North America
Novel Study. THINGS TO THINK ABOUT I would be willing to save the life of a stranger, no matter who it was. TRUE FALSE.
Indentured Servitude vs. Slavery 1600’s in Colonial America.
European Nations Settle North America Chapter 4 Section 2.
Colonization Who had the most important colonies in the Americas?
Europeans Settle North America. Treaty of Tordesillas Other nations ignored this Treaty.
Native Americans What is the most likely scientific explanation for how Native Americans ultimately “colonized” the Americas? The Bering Land Bridge.
Age of Exploration Part II. 1.To maintain access to the spice trade, who did the Portuguese battle on the high seas? Muslim and Indian sailors 2. In 1510,
Economic theory that a nation’s power depended upon its wealth. ◦ In order to increase their wealth, nations can: 1. Acquire gold and silver 2.
New sailing technologies made sailing further both easier and safer Under Prince Henry the Navigator, Portugal developed and employed these innovations.
Based on the readings and your knowledge of the time period... was Columbus’ voyage to the New World the most significant expedition?
Beginnings of Slavery in the Americas Why did slavery begin? p.58 in your textbook.
Europeans in North America
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