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Regional Geography
' Peoples of the World '-5,
' Native Farmers of the West Indies'
On the east of the Americas the summits of a submerged mountain range form an archipelago enclosing the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Columbus, discovering these islands, called them the West Indies under the impression that he had found a new route to India. Here, unknown to the world, were forests of rich wood and delicious fruits, of which Spain took possession until British and Dutch and French and Danish sailors sailed along and disputed the prize.
In fights for the islands the aboriginal natives-the West Indian Carib-virtually disappeared. Today Negro descendants of the Africans who were shipped there as slaves are in a vast ascendancy. The islands produce their wealth--cocoa and oil and rubber from Trinidad; pineapples from the Bahamas ; bananas and oranges from Jamaica; limes from Montserrat; and so on. W. G. Freeman is to talk about the native farmers-their crops, home life, work, amusement. But in all this fertility nature takes away with one hand what it gives with the other, and earthquake and hurricane can ruin the small landowners in a day.


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