Punta Gorda Garifuna

Garifuna or Black Caribs are communities living on the Caribbean coast of Central America. In 1635 two Spanish ships carrying slaves to the West Indies were ship-wrecked near St. Vincent. The escaped slaves were welcomed and protected by the indigenous Carib Indians. Their intermarriage formed the Garifuna of today. In 1797 the British relocated all the Garifuna along with some black slaves to


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