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Carib family, St. Vincent, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30773B/6

Scope and Contents

153 x 198 mm. An interesting photograph showing a Carib man and wife and three children. A modern caption on the reverse of the print states 'The Last family of true Caribs - St. Vincent 1915 (?)' The date here is certainly wrong , but the rest of the information may well be correct. The Caribs, a warlike seafaring race from the coasts of Bolivia and Brazil originally captured many of the West Indian Islands shortly before the European discovery of the New World, massacring and dispossessing the Arawak. This aggressive attitude they extended to resist the European colonists. In the case of St. Vincent the last of their many risings took place in 1795 when, aided by the French they controlled most of the island apart from Kingstown for some months. When the British finally regained control, all black Caribs were transported to the Central American mainland. The family seen here must belong to the 'Red' Caribs on the island who remained loyal to Britain and were not deported.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1910


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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.



Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..



Finding aid date

2002-11-14 11:30:49+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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