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The Black Carib WarsFreedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna$
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Christopher Taylor

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617033100

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.001.0001

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Calvary of the Caribs

Calvary of the Caribs

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(p.136) Chapter 7 Calvary of the Caribs
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The Black Carib Wars
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Christopher Taylor

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.003.0008

This chapter describes the British attempts to force the surrender of the Caribs, which involved displacing the Caribs into the mountainous interior and destroying their canoes and provisions in order to starve them into submission. Defeated and starving, the Caribs were brought to the tiny island of Baliceaux, some five miles south of Bequia. At first, when only a few hundred were confined on Baliceaux, no problems were reported. But as more and more Caribs were crammed into this confined space, people started falling sick and, in short order, dying.

Keywords:   Black Caribs, British, French, surrender, Baliceaux

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