Saturday, September 03, 2005

History of St. Lucia

History of St. Lucia - This is a brief essay which covers the history of this small island nation. Nothing real exciting here but if you want a quick overview to the history of St. Lucia, this will do.

From the site:

St. Lucia's first known inhabitants were Arawaks, believed to have come from northern South America 200-400 A.D. Numerous archaeological sites on the island have produced specimens of the Arawaks' well-developed pottery. Caribs gradually replaced Arawaks during the period 800-1000 A.D.

Europeans first landed on the island in either 1492 or 1502 during Spain's early exploration of the Caribbean. The Dutch, English, and French all tried to establish trading outposts on St. Lucia in the 17th century but faced opposition from hostile Caribs.

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