BARBADOS ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN HAD IT'S OWN VERSION OF THE 'THANKSGIVING' DOUBLE-CROSS - ONLY OURS HAPPENED BEFORE, AND THE UNKNOWN GUYANA-BARBADOS ORIGIN OF THE SALEM WITH TRIALS.
A BIT OF HISTORY TRIVIA YOU MAY NOT KNOW - BARBADOS WOULD NOT EXIST AS WE KNOW IT TODAY... IF LOKONO-ARAWAKS FROM GUYANA HAD NOT SAVED THE ENGLISH COLONISTS FROM STARVATION IN 1627!
When the English colonists in Barbados faced starvation in 1627, John Powell sailed from Barbados to the Dutch Essequibo colony in Guyana for help and the Dutch Captain Adrian Groenewegen assisted him with a cargo of cassava and other food supplies. He also sent 40 Lokono-Arawaks to teach the English colonists in Barbados to plant cassava and other root crops on the island for one year - thereby saving their lives.
Did the English gratefully THANK the 40 Lokono-Arawaks for saving their lives and send them back to Guyana with rewards, gifts or payment for vital services rendered? NO!
The English colonists in Barbados re-payed the kindness of the Lokono-Arawaks with TREACHERY, they refused to let these 40 native men & women go and made them slaves instead!
It was ONLY because our 'docile' (according to the books about us written by Europeans) Lokono-Arawak Hereditary Chiefs at that time who's Chiefdoms surrounded the Dutch Essequibo Colony threatened to "kill every Dutchman in Guyana if our people were not returned to our tribe" - so the Dutch Captain (who was so terrified he even married the daughter of a powerful Kalina-Carib Chief in an attempt to get her Tribe to protect him) had to beg and bribe his English 'friends' in Barbados - to let the 40 Lokono-Arawaks go; which they reluctantly did (because they depended on the Dutch colony in Guyana for goods they needed so could not afford to loose that geographically nearby source of re-supply).....the English in Barbados later got into the business of sailing their own ships to capture Amerindians in the region and selling them as slaves in Barbados (this is where a Lokono-Arawak woman called 'Tituba' was captured on the Guyana coastline and sold in Barbados to Rev Samuel Parris - who later took her with him to the Boston colony and she became famous in the 'Salem Witch Trials' his paranoia unleashed there - that most Americans have heard of (but few know it had a native Amerindian - not African - 'star' - who was in fact a Lokono-Arawak from Guyana) .