It is believed that the Black Carib
or Garifuna are descendants of the Igneri people.
The Garifuna, formerly known as Black Carib
Indians, make up seven percent of Belize's population.
In her article, "Africans and Indians: A Comparative Study of the Black Carib
and Black Seminole," Rebecca Bateman used ethnohistorical methods to discuss how the Black Caribs
and the Black Seminoles originated as distinctive "new peoples.
This collection seeks to reveal the often hidden impact of Africa on Latin America from Black Carib
Afro-Indians to Puerto Rican popular culture.
Runaways became an important source of the Black Carib
population after the mid 1620s, when the French and English began settling the Lesser Antilles, eventually forcing the Caribs back to their strongholds in Saint Vincent and Dominica.
The ever-fearful English colonists convinced Abercombie to relocate the Black Carib
warriors to another English colony.
This book presents a poem that gives a fictional account of the events of the Second Carib War fought in the late 18th century between Great Britain and the Garifuna, who were then known as the Black Caribs
Conflict between the British and the black Caribs
continued until 1796, when General Abercrombie crushed a revolt fomented by the French radical Victor Hugues.
Some of the old barracks now house a museum with the colourful history of the Black Caribs
depicted on its walls.
The Black Caribs
or Garifunas of the Caribbean Islands and Central America also fought with the English and Spanish from the late 1500s up to 1797, when the British sued for peace.
For example, Michael Craton finds the Black Caribs
(so called because of their mixed-race origins from Africans brought to the islands) on St.
His plans are thwarted as the ship encounters inclement weather, and the remaining crew is forced to take shelter on an island inhabited by Black Caribs