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Haiti

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jade delahoussaye

on 3 May 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea Haiti Haiti is the only predominantly Francophone independent nation
in the Americas. Besides Canada, it is the only independent American nation
whose national language is French. A 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. Over 230,000+ were killed, and countless homes and buildings were destroyed, leaving a large number homeless. By the time Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492 AD, Haiti(then known
as Hispianola) was under control by Bohechio, a chief of the Taino tribe that
were the first inhabitants of Haiti. When the Spaniards arrived, he died. When Bohechio died, he was succeeded by his sister Anacaona and her husband Caonabo. Shortly after, Nicolas Ovando (Spanish governor) invited Anacaona, Caonabo, and other tribal leaders to a feast and offered them plenty of wine to drink. Ovando then ordered that most of the drunk leaders be killed, and had Anacaona hung later infront of her people. :( The evil Nicolas Ovando Port-au-Prince Port-au-Prince was first ruled by the French
in 1749, and has been Haiti's largest metropolitan
area since. It is now the capitol. It is home to the Musee National, which houses King Henri Christophe's suicide pistol and a rusty anchor that supposedly came from Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria. Pirates? Really?! Yes, Haiti was inhabited by French pirates (aka flibustiers) in 1650 nearly 50 years
after the Spaniards left. They were called French buccaneers. The buccaneers settled at Trou-Borded, and as their colony grew, they
set up a hospital on the Turgeau heights. The whole region was thus cleverly named Hopital.
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