Arawak Native Americans

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In 1492 Jamaica had Arawak Indian called the Tainos. The Indians had came from South America to Jamaica in boats. Arawak Indians were short and chunky people. The Arawaks had very isolated communities. The Arawak men were fishermen the main fish was shark and turtle. The Arawak women planted crops. THey planted cassava, potatoes, and corn.The Arawak women made clothes with the cotton they grew. The Arawak Indians were killed off because of new diseases. The disease . Many Jamaican Arawak Indians added a very rich and strong aspect to Jamaica history. Christopher Columbus He arrived in 1492 and wipe out the Arawak Indian communities by making them slave and new diseases. They first thought that Jamaica was rich in precious ore such as gold

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