Arawak Tribe: History, Language & Symbols


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When Christopher Columbus arrived on the island of _____ in 1492, the first people he encountered were the Arawak tribe also called the _____.

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1. When Spanish conquistadors saw these apparatuses the Arawak used for sleeping, they began using them on their ships as they did not attract fleas like the straw they used, and allowed for more space.

2. The Spanish originally used this system in order to force the Arawak into slave labor in gold and silver mines.

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