Explore the rich historical background of St. Croix, including colonial periods, indigenous peoples, slavery, emancipation, and post-colonial developments.

Indigenous Peoples of St. Croix

St. Croix’s earliest inhabitants—the Igneri, Caribs, and Taino – form an integral part of its cultural tapestry. While there were interactions and cultural exchanges between Arawak-speaking groups (Igneri and Taino) and Carib-speaking groups, they each had their own distinct cultures, and social structures. The Taino, dominant in the Greater Antilles, boasted sizable villages and rich

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Monks Bath

Location: 17°45’44.99″N 64°53’10.14″WEstate Northside. NA-37 Monks Bath is a feature, located in the north-west of St Croix, approximately 3.7 miles north of Frederiksted. According to one story, monks carved the pool to stay clean without using their fresh drinking water. However, others say that the pool was built in the 1950s or 60s by property owners who

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