Natives of San Salvador

This topic submitted by Kathryn Barlow ( Barlowk1@miamioh.edu) at 3:50 PM on 3/30/06.

Erin and Ann reinacted "The Titanic" at the Lighthouse on San Salvador, Bahamas. See other beautiful phenomena from the Bahamas.

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This outline is about the indigenous peoples of San Salvador, Bahamas. This is an important aspect to look at since we will be visitors on their Island, asking them to share and allow us to experience their culture. Also the Indigenous people have an effect on the ecological system around them.

I. Introduction: brief overview of the whole country of the Bahama Islands
A. Economy
B. Government

II. History
A. “Discovery” of the Island and it’s Natives by Columbus
B. Slavery and the Encomienda system
C. Effects of disease

III. Culture
A. Lifestyle
B. Traditions
C. Language

IV. Impact on their surrounding natural environment-ties to the ecological system


Resources: (I need to get hard copy resources. I just found some articles but I’m sure if they’re usable yet.)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamas#history

www.flmnh.ufl.edu/caribarch/nativesofTCI.htm

countrystudies.us/Caribbean+islands/116.htm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/san_salvador_island

www.frommers.com/destinations/sansalvadorandrumcapy/0298010012.html

www.bahamatravelnet.com/culture/history.html

www.bahamas.gov.bs/bahamasweb2/home.hsf


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