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