Aruba Past and Present: From the Time of the Indians until Today

By Johan Hartog; J. A. Verleun | Go to book overview

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTORY NOTE by F. J. C. Beaujon, Lieutenant-Governor of ArubaVII
INTRODUCTORY NOTE by Ern. O. Petronia, Deputy of the Aruban Department of Education and Cultural AffairsIX
PrefaceXI
FIRST CHAPTER: Aruba's Prehistory, the period of the Indians1
The Aruban Indians and their language3
Division of the Indian tribes5
Subdivision of the Antillian Area6
Figures8
Life and religion of the Caiquetíos9
The religion of the Indians11
Position of the boratios with the Caiquetíos12
Medicinal practices14
No cannibalism14
From where did Aruba receive its Indian culture?15
The Indians of Aruba a continental tribe17
Archeological division of Venezuela18
Aruba and the Venezuelan coast19
Excavations on Aruba20
Burial urns23
SECOND CHAPTER: The Spanish period: Aruba a Rancho (1500- 1636)26
Aruba's discovery26
Colony of Spain28
The Indians carried away from Aruba28
The oldest names of Aruba32
Meaning of the name Aruba32
Contact with the world33
Caravels off Aruba's coast35
Christianity on Aruba38
THIRD CHAPTER: Under the West India Company (1636-1792)40
Aruba seen by the Dutch40
Aruba's horses frighten the Dutch41
The assault of 163442
Van Walbeeck and Aruba43
1636: "To Aruba for the duration of their lives44
Aruba again uninhabited45
Third settlement of Indians on Aruba46
Stuyvesant visits Aruba46
The first administration47
The first commander48
Did there exist a Commander Pieter Boer?50
Commander's Bay51
Life on Aruba about 167054
First class island54
Freebooters on Aruba55
Legal position of the Indians56
Erasmus Reining on Aruba57
Commerce and Economy in the seventeenth century58
The Eighteenth Century61
Printz digs into Ceru Colorado61
Victuals for Aruba67
The sister of Aruba's commander murdered68
Settlement on Aruba68
Land-tax71
The commander removes72
Fort Zoutman73
Commerce and Economy in the eighteenth century75
Religious life in the Company's time76
List of priests78
The Alto Vista chapel82
The church at Noord85
FOURTH CHAPTER: A period of confusion (1792-1816)88
The Hermione's attack90
Famine90
Aruba wants to dismantle the fort91

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