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  CHARLES BRAY's Trinidad and Tobag Journal
Trinidad was settled by the Spaniards from about 1532 and they retained the island until it was captured by the British in 1797.
Trinidad is crossed by three upland ranges; the mountainous Northern Rang, a continuation of the Coastal Range of Venezuela, reaches 941 m [3088 ft] at Mount Aripo.
Trinidad is a small country with a population of just over 1m, dominated by two ethnic groups known as the Africans and the Indians.
www.greatestcities.com /users/cbray5003/Caribbean/Trinidad_and_Tobago   (2943 words)

 Historical Overview : Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Trinidad was captured by a British naval expedition headed by Sir Ralph Abercromby in 1797 and was formally ceded to the British Crown in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens.
In 1763, Tobago was ceded to Britain, captured by the French in 1781 and recaptured by the British in 1793.
Tobago, at the insistence of the British Government, became a ward of the colony of Trinidad and the finances of the two islands were merged.
www.gov.tt /about/history.asp   (446 words)

 TRINBAGOPAN.COM | Historical Settings
Trinidad was formally ceded to Britain in 1802.
In 1889 the British government united Trinidad and Tobago in an effort to economize on government expenses and to solve the economic problems of the islands.
As noted, the populations of both Trinidad and Tobago owe their main origins to massive eighteenth- and nineteenth-century importations of African slaves and East Indian indentured servants who were needed to work on the sugar plantations.
www.pantrinbago.com /Tandthistorical.htm   (1846 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad and Tobago, officially Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, republic (2005 est.
30,092), Trinidad and Tobago, on the Gulf of Paria.
Trinidad and Tobago: History - History Trinidad was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1498 but was not colonized because of the...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108046.html   (959 words)

 History of Trinidad and Tobago
Tobago's development was similar to other plantation islands in the Lesser Antilles and quite different from Trinidad.
The two islands of Trinidad and Tobago were incorporated into a single colony in 1888.
Trinidad's East Indian culture came to the island with indentured servants brought to fill a labor shortage created by the emancipation of the African slaves in 1833.
infotut.com /geography/Trinidad-and-Tobago   (577 words)

 History of Trinidad and Tobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Columbus landed in Trinidad in 1498, and the island was settled by the Spanish a century later The original inhabitants--Arawak and Carib Indians--were largely wiped out by the Spanish colonizers, and the survivors were gradually assimilated.
Tobago's development was similar to other plantation islands in the Lesser Antilles and quite different from Trinidad's.
Trinidad and Tobago were incorporated into a single colony in 1888.
www.historyofnations.net /northamerica/trinidad.html   (844 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago History | trinidad-guide.info
Though the Spanish claimed Trinidad for some 300 years, they did not settle the island until late in their reign, at which point some were arguing to the Spanish crown for better treatment of the Amerindian natives.
In 1833, Tobago was united with Grenada, St. Vincent, and Barbados under the governorship of Barbados.
Tobago's request for association with the island of Trinidad was granted in 1898.
trinidad-guide.info /past.and.present/history   (1368 words)

Tobago was met by Columbus in 1498 while he was sailing around Trinidad.
It was soon recognized how much oil there was in Trinidad and as such, Trinidad and Tobago shifted from a sugar economy to an oil economy in the 20th century.
In 1941, Macqueripe was re-entered into the history books as it became the site for one of the military bases set up by the US in exchange for military ships which were needed by Britain.
www.uwi.tt /ttsa/history.html   (566 words)

 History of Trinidad and Tobago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trinidad and Tobago obtained its independence from the British Empire in 1962 and became a republic in 1976.
Trinidad and Tobago achieved full independence in August 1962 within the Commonwealth with Queen Elizabeth II as its titular head of state.
Tobago: the history of the Dutch and Courlanders settlements
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago   (3763 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago
Paria Publishing, on the History of Tobago—interesting notes on the Carib history of Tobago, for example: “….one such myth had to do with Caribs and how they maintained the notion that Tobago was the ‘earthly paradise’ of their people.
Trinidad and Tobago, A Brief New World History—an excellent presentation of detailed information on a wide array of aspects of the history of Trinidad and Tobago, featuring early colonial maps, photographs, and detailed references.
Trinidad and Tobago, History and People—a brief page of historical and demographic information on Trinidad and Tobago, provided by the Smithsonian Institution with young students in mind.
www.kacike.org /cac-ike/Trinidad_Tobago.html   (3160 words)

 A short history of Trinidad and Tobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Present-day Trinidad and Tobago are orginally inhabited by Arawaks and Caribs.
The island is taken by Britain in 1797 and is formally ceded by Spain in 1802.
The two colonies are united in 1888 as Trinidad and Tobago.
www.electionworld.org /history/trinidad.htm   (363 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the main islands; Tobago is much smaller, comprising about 6% of the total area and 4% of the population.
Trinidad and Tobago was occupied by Arawakan- and Cariban-speaking peoples at the time of European contact in 1498.
Trinidad and Tobago are southeasterly islands of the Antilles or West Indies, situated between 10° 2' and 11° 12' N latitude and 60° 30' and 61° 56' W longitude.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trinidad_and_Tobago   (3463 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago - A brief New-World History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Trinidad would consequently be ruled by only two empires, the Spanish for 299 years and the British for 179 years, before enjoining the twin-island Republic in 1976; which approximates to 478 years of foreign rule, 24 of self-rule, in 502 years of New World existence to the turn of the New Millennium.
Given Tobago's previous history, it may be assumed that there are small European colony groups [most likely Dutch] living on the island probably with their slaves, and an equal or larger number of runaway and some free slaves, and the Amerindians.
In 1976 the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is established.
www.seetobago.com /tandt/carnival/dates/cdttnwhistory.htm   (12972 words)

 Discover Trinidad & Tobago - History
Like their South American neighbours, the islands of Trinidad and Tobago were inhabited by indigenous people, mainly the Caribs and the Arawaks, prior to their discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1498.
Tobago's history is very different from that of Trinidad.
Trinidad became a British colony in 1802 and Tobago in 1814.
www.discover-tt.com /history.html   (291 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago: History
Trinidad was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1498 but was not colonized because of the lack of precious metals.
Tobago had been settled by the English in 1616, but the settlers were driven out by the indigenous Caribs.
In 1976 Trinidad and Tobago became a republic.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0861633.html   (332 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Child-trinidad history
In 1898, Trinidad was unified with Tobago to form a single colony.
The last of these was in 1976, the same year that Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic on August 1.
During this period, Trinidad and Tobago was in the midst of an economic boom generated by high world oil prices.
berdina.tripod.com /trinihistory.htm   (581 words)

 Where do you want to go birding in Trinidad & Tobago today?
Northern Range of Trinidad, seven miles north of the Town of Arima, the Asa Wright Nature Centre is a world-class natural history destination for students of tropical ecosystems and is of particular interest to birdwatchers.
Trinidad and Tobago - November 26 - December 6, 1998.
Trinidad and Tobago lie only 16 km north of Venezuela and their combined land area is just 4% of the size of England.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/cartrinidad.htm   (1993 words)

 Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago-History
Before the Trinidad Art Society was born, a small group of painters, poets and writers including Amy Leong Pang and Hugh Stollmeyer among others - dubbed the "Society of Trinidad Independents", taking their cue from the modernist movements in Europe- pointed the country into the headwinds of contemporary art.
Their pioneering visual work, however, was to have a profound influence on the development of art in Trinidad and Tobago.
With such a brief history of social development however, and with such a weak iconography on which to build, artists create in diverse ways, sometimes reflecting their study influences, suggestion of ethnic memory, local folklore or personal metaphysical concepts.
artsocietytt.org /history.htm   (625 words)

 Art & Culture in Trinidad & Tobago
The Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association - The Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association - Is a student organization committed to the preservation and promotion of Trinbagonian culture on and around our campus.
Trinidad and Tobago's Folklore and Legends - Trinidad and Tobago's Folklore and Legends - This site provides information on Trinidad and Tobago, information on world affairs and social development as well as general information.
Trinidad Theatre Workshop - Trinidad Theatre Workshop - "The flagship of the theatre movement in the Caribbean!" Founded in 1959 by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott.
www.escapeartist.com /trinidad/tobago5.htm   (327 words)

 The Pre-Columbian History of the Amerindians of Trinidad and Tobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Peter Harris (N.d.) "Culture-Histories of Trinidad and Tobago: The Amerindian Community", St. Augustine, Trinidad: UWI Archaeological Centre (unpublished mimeograph).
There is also evidence of interaction between Trinidad and Grenada and St. Vincent, plus intensified cultural ties between the Amerindians of Tobago and the islands of the Lesser Antilles in the period AD 1100-1200 (Boomert, p.
It is roughly estimated that the Amerindian population of Trinidad numbered 40,000 at the time Europeans first arrived in 1498 (for more population statistics, click here).
www.centrelink.org /fntt/PreColumbian.html   (849 words)

 The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club, a society for the study of Natural History, is one of the oldest clubs existing in Trinidad and Tobago, having being founded on 10th July 1891.
The main objectives of the club are to bring together persons interested in the study of natural history, the diffusion of knowledge thereof and the conservation of nature and natural resources.
In addition, the TTFNC sponsors a number of special publications on the natural history, trails and the environment of the country.
www.wow.net /ttfnc   (379 words)

 The Caribs of Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink
PM Panday establishes a Day of Recognition for Trinidad's Amerindian heritage and promises to consider a grant of land for the Carib Community.
“Trinidad was physically and geographically part of prehispanic America, and was therefore part of all its process of population.
Excerpt—“ Trinidad is roughly 10 km from Venezuela, and was the gateway for human migration from South America to the southern Caribbean.
www.centrelink.org /Trinidad_Tobago.html   (3300 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago: History
Trinidad and Tobago: a strategic location for investing in the Americas: regional hub bidding to host FTAA secretariat.(Special Advertising......
Trinidad and Tobago get festive: these sister islands love a good party.(Trinidad and Tobago)
Snatches of optimism: Will fresh competition created by Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago's purchase of Union Bank pull Jamaica's......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0861633.html   (466 words)

 The Natural History of Trinidad & Tobago
The Centre is situated in a typical valley of Trinidad’s Northern Range.
These ancient giants come ashore to dig their nests, and deposit their eggs between April and July, and this beach is one of the best spots to experience this even in the Caribbean.
Tobago’s climate and rainfall more closely resembles that of the Lesser Antilles than of its sister island of Trinidad; being drier and windier.
www.jal.cc.il.us /trinidad_tobago_info   (1156 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago (British Empire & Commonwealth Land Forces)
History of Trinidad and Tobago, by Alexander Ganse (World History at KMLA)
Trinidad - Country Profile, by US Library of Congress.
Trinidad National Security, by US Library of Congress Country Study.
www.regiments.org /nations/westindies/trinidad.htm   (212 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago
1 Mar 1976 Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
The style of the ruler to 1 Aug 1976: "By the Grace of God, Queen of Trinidad and Tobago and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."
Territorial Disputes: Barbados will assert its claim before the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) that the northern limit of Trinidad and Tobago's maritime boundary with Venezuela extends into its waters; Guyana has also expressed its intention to challenge this boundary as it may extend into its waters as well.
www.worldstatesmen.org /Trinidad.html   (1671 words)

 Geological Society of Trinidad & Tobago - History
Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago - History
P.O. Box 3524, La Romaine, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. or
Esperanza Road, Brechin Castle, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago
www.gstt.org /history/default.htm   (50 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago on SeeTobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Notes on The Roots of Carnival and Calendar History.
Who really discovered Us in Trinidad and Tobago
But the sun is hot, and the dogs are barking in the night..
www.seetobago.com   (152 words)

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