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An early description of Trinidad's Caribs by Pere Labat (a French Catholic priest) from around 1700 describes the use of flutes:
In the book "Robinson Crusoe", which is based on the experience of a marooned sailor, Alexander Selkirk, the conflict between "Man Friday" and the "cannibals" could be taken as an allegory of that between the fierce Caribs and the less belligerent people whom they supplanted.
But numerous Dominica shops do feature tourist items such as the unique, tri-colored baskets Carib women weave of larouma reeds, as well as native pottery, hand-painted candles, wood carvings, coconut-oil-based soaps, and Cafe Dominique, the local equivalent of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.
For 150 years after Columbus, the Caribs raided Spanish towns and plantations in the eastern Caribbean, then terrorized the English, Dutch, and French settlements.
The historical moment when the Caribs are invaded is transfigured through myth to illuminate the freedom and evolution also present in that cross-cultural encounter as Couvade, the ritual dream of the Caribs, crosses the "bridge of relationships" to become an imaginative resource for the future Caribbean.
The Carib people call their mother island Waitukubuli, meaning `Old and Tall is Her Body'.
If BHP discovers a significant ore deposit in Dominica, he says, then it would be possible to weigh the potential benefits and risks, including environmental dangers and threats to the Caribs.
Thunder's mother Willive and great-aunt Mamag take the boy to visit Carib in an effort to remedy his fear of thunder.
The collusive function of costume as it appears in Rochefort's historicization of the Caribs would assuredly illustrate certain key terms of order articulated in Barthes' delineation of the pathologies or social conflicts manifested by forms of play.
Not many Caribs survived European colonization, but some mixed with escaped slaves on St.
Diseases brought by Europeans devastated these native populations, but a piece by Kenneth Kiple and Kriemhild Omelas finds that among the Caribs the killers may not have been European, but African pathogens.
The English then transported the surviving Black Caribs to the Bay Islands off the Honduran coast, defeated the local Spanish garrison there and on April 12, 1797, deposited their human cargo ashore with scant provisions.