The Carib are a Native American group who had the unfortunate honor of being the first to meet Columbus in the New World in 1492. Within a decade, they were reported to have been destroyed by diseases brought by the Spanish explorers, a myth which still continues today. But the descendants of the Carib have a thriving culture in the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Dominica.
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