Published on in “General”, language — French. 16 pages.
The history of Puerto Rico began with the settlement of the archipelago of Puerto Rico by the Ortoiroid people between 3000 and 2000 BC. Other tribes, such as the Saladoid and Arawak Indians, populated the island between 430 BC and 1000 AD. At the time of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492, the dominant indigenous culture was that of the TaÃnos. The TaÃno culture died out during the latter half of the 16th century because of exploitation by Spanish settlers, the war they waged on the TaÃno, and diseases introduced by the invaders. More