Columbus's first contact with 'native Americans' was with a cannibal tribe called the Carib

NY Times:
Ancient Cannibals Didn’t Eat Just for the Calories, Study Suggests
An archaeologist’s fascination with the nutritional value of humans aims to understand the complexities of early relatives of our species.
The Carib were a warrior tribe for whom the Caribbean is named.  They allegedly ate the people they defeated in battle.   It is a story that is seldom told because many modern historians like to convey a different picture of native Americans as noble victims of Europeans.  Some could have been, but not the Carib.

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