The Caribbean 1492

1. How did Columbus describe Taino society?




2. Describe the Taino's migration to Hispaniola.  When?  From where?



3.  What was the population of the Caribbean at Contact?


4. What was the purpose of ColumbusŐ return voyage?



5. Who was Bartolome Las Casas?  Summarize his description of the conquest of Hispaniola.



By 1496 Taino population reduced by 2/3.


6. Summarize the life and significance of Enrique.




Encomienda? What was that?


7. What was the Taino population by 1600?