What Tribe Did Columbus Encounter?

What Tribe Did Columbus Encounter?

Columbus came into contact with the indigenous peoples of Guanahani and traded with them. They used shells as money and weaved hammocks as sails, and they lived off the land. Finally, on August 2, 1492, Christopher Columbus encountered the Indians of Guanahani.

At the time of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in 1492 on the Bahamian island of Guanahani (now known as San Salvador), he saw the Tano people, who he described in writings as ″as frightened as if they had just been born.″ The Tano possessed intricate hierarchical religious, political, and social institutions, all of which were interconnected.

Harold Plumb

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