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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly?? Columbus’ “Discovery” of the New World & Caribbean Basics. Bahamas. Greater Antilles. Cuba. (Hispaniola). Lesser Antilles. Haiti & Dominican Republic. Jamaica. Puerto Rico. Barbados.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly??

Columbus’ “Discovery” of the New World


Caribbean Basics

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Greater Antilles



Lesser Antilles

Haiti &

Dominican Republic


Puerto Rico


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Why is it easier to sail from Spain to Barbados, than from Cuba to Barbados?

Westerly Winds

Gulf Stream

Trade Winds & Northern Equatorial Current

Caribbean Current

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Columbus’ Four Voyages

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Map showing the Treaty of Tordesillas divide

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Map showing boundaries from the caetera & Treaty of Tordesillas

The 1481 Bull Aeterni regis, gave all lands south of the Canaries to Portugal. This Bull confirmed the Treaty of Alcaçovas

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What are they trying to tell us?

What does this mean?

Why is this important?

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Columbus Taking Possession of the New Country (1893)

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The Landing of Columbus (1876)

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Tobacco label, c1866

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The Landing of Columbus (1893)

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Discovery Channel’s Quest: Was Columbus Spanish, Italian, or Jewish?

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Slide17 l.jpg History of the World, edited by H. F. Helmolt; published by Dodd, Mead and Company, 1902.

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Image depicting Caribs as Cannibals (there is no proof to support this assertion)