Jump to navigation Jump to search
51 bytes removed ,  16:40, 11 December 2015
| valign="top" style="padding-bottom: 0pt; margin: 0pt; padding-left: 0pt; padding-right: 0pt; padding-top: 0pt" | <div style="width: 74%; float: right">
[[Image:Kralendijk town and Klein Bonaire.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Kralendijk town and Klein Bonaire.jpg]]
Bonaire's first inhabitants were the Caquetios Indians, a branch of the [ Arawak]who, around 1000 AD, sailed from what is now Venezuela.
=== Did you know? ===
[[Image:Slave huts Bonaire.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Slave huts Bonaire.jpg]]
Both the windward (Christopher Columbus, 1493) and leeward (Alonso de Ojeda, 1499) island groups were discovered and initially settled by Spain. In the 17th century, the islands were conquered by the Dutch West Indies Company and were used as military outposts and trade bases, most prominent the slave trade. Slavery was abolished in 1863.
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" style="background-color: white; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: black; font-size: 100%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
|- style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif"
| style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" |
== References ==
{{reflist}} </div>
<!--All text below this is included in a column on the left side of the screen.--> <div style="width: 24%; float: left">
{| border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" style="background: rgb(255,255,240)" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
| align="center" style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" | '''News and Events'''
| name = Latin American Research Forum
</div></div> |}

Navigation menu