Invasion from All Directions—Stolen Lands, Stolen Peoples 1600-1699


Kalinago genocide of Carib Indians

English and French settlers invite Carib Indians to a gathering, where they serve alcohol and intoxicate the Carib population. After they return to their village, colonists sneak into the village and murder 120 Caribs in their sleep, including their chief, Tegremond. The following day, nearly 4,000 Caribs are rounded up and forced into an area known as Bloody Point and Bloody River, where they are massacred. During the Carib resistance, 100 settlers are killed, and the remaining Carib flee. By 1640, those not already enslaved are moved to Dominica for the slave trade (“List of Indian massacres”).

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