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Columbus and the Cannibals

Searching for gold, women and Cannibals, Columbus ran into his first troubles in Samana. It is known as the Bay of Arrows incident, and is the first reported skirmish between Europeans and Natives of the New World -- the first of many to come. For the precise details,...


Professor José Francisco “Piringo” Balbuena shows some items from his collection of artifacts from Samaná, Dominican Republic.

Observations of Samana Emigrants in 1871

This video describes African-American emigrant history, the ensuing life of these emigrants and their reaction to the proposal of annexation to the United States.

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