Martinique history

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    Martinique A bit of history
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    Original inhabitants: The Arawak indians
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    Mount Pélée erupts in 295 CE, wiping out the Arawaks, who then return.
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    Carib Indians compete with Arawaks and exterminate them on Martinique around 600 CE
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    Christopher  Columbus  sees it in  1493, later  leaves off  pigs and  goats
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    Cardinal Richelieu Establishes  La  Compagnie des  Iles de l’Amérique  in 1635 Settlers found city  of Saint Pierre
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    French Settlers 17th century exotic  crops MANIOC Indigo Tobacco Cotton Cocoa
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    Illustration of preparing manioc  in Haiti
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    Carib Indians pushed to  lowlands in south Forts in St. Pierre And Fort de France At first wood, then  classic French  stone fortifications
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    Fort de France – Fort St. Louis
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  Slaves are brought  from Africa to work in  sugar cane and coffee Carib Indians 
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