An introduction to the history of trinidad and tobago pdf
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History of Trinidad and Tobago
The island of Trinidad was inhabited for centuries by native Amerindian peoples before becoming a colony in the Spanish Empire , following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in Trinidad and Tobago is well known for its African and Indian cultures, reflected in Carnival and Diwali celebrations, as well being the birthplace of steelpan , the limbo , and music styles such as calypso , soca , rapso , parang and chutney. Historian E. Several waves of migration occurred over the following centuries, which can be identified by differences in their archaeological remains. Trinidad was known to the native peoples as 'Ieri' 'Land of the Humming Bird '. Christopher Columbus was the first European to see Trinidad, on his third voyage to the Americas in Meanwhile, there were numerous attempts by European powers to settle Tobago during the s, with the Dutch, English and Courlanders people from the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia , now part of Latvia all attempting to colonise the island with little success.