By 1535 the arawaks had become extinct a population

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-By 1535 The Arawaks had become extinct, a population of 8 million in 1492 to total extinction 1535-Although extinct they left behind culture still seen today in the words canoe, hammock, hurricane, maize, and tobacco-After the mid 1500’s the mining in the Caribbean slows down and the Europeans have different plans for the region-In the 1640’s the French, English, and Dutch arrive to plant sugar and later shift to also producing tobacco
-Since the native workforce was used they import millions of African slaves to do the work and by the 1700’s population of the region consisted of mostly Africans supervised by few European settlers which is later fatal for Europeans in Haiti during later revolution-1513 Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed the isthmus of Panama from the east to the west and sighted the pacific ocean-Ferdinand Magellan, his crew was the first to circumnavigate the world-They leave in Mar 1518 and the voyage is recorded by an Italian crewman Antonio Pigatheta-Magellan has many problems including losing ships, mutinies, killed crewman, imprisoning crewman, and getting lost, it took them four moths to cross the pacific ocean-The water and food turns putrid on board which forced the crew to survive on sawdust, leather, and rats-Magellan dies during the voyage, getting killed in the Phillipines-18 of the 270 make it back in to Spain Sept 1522

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