s t o k e d & b r o k e
Arawak men and women, naked, tawny and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the islands beaches and swan out to get a closer look at the strange big boat.  When Columbus and his sailors came a shore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, waters, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log:

“They…brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks bells. They willingly traded everything they owned….they were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…they do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves of out of ignorance. THey no no iron. Their spears are made of cane…they would make fine servants…with fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want. “

Arawak men and women, naked, tawny and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the islands beaches and swan out to get a closer look at the strange big boat.  When Columbus and his sailors came a shore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, waters, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log:

“They…brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks bells. They willingly traded everything they owned….they were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…they do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves of out of ignorance. THey no no iron. Their spears are made of cane…they would make fine servants…with fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want. “