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1844: Celebrating the Dominican Republic's Independence

Pyerse Dandridge

1844:  Celebrating the Dominican Republic's Independence

The Dominican Republic sits on the island of Hispaniola.  While the Dominican Republic is its own sovereign state, it shares the island with Haiti, its neighbor to the west. The country has a very storied and colorful history, rich in culture and tradition.  Today, the island is famous as a tourist destination and vacation spot. Pre-European Settlers Before European settlers sailed for new lands, the Taino people moved into the island.  They came from what is now known as South America and were hunters and gatherers and farmed and fished. When the Europeans first arrived on the island, the relationship...

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