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Haiti by Mind Map: Haiti

1. l'Histoire

1.1. Native Taíno Indians

1.2. Columbus' arrival

1.2.1. Spain exploited natural and human resources

1.2.2. Slavery (imported from Africa)

1.2.2.1. Main crops = Sugar and Tabacco

1.2.3. Disease

1.3. Island split between France and Spain

1.3.1. Mixed races created

1.4. 1791 slave revolution

1.4.1. Led by Toussaint L'ouverture

1.5. 1802 Napoleon tries to reclaim it

1.5.1. Fails - Many men die

1.6. 1804 Haiti comes to exist as an independent nation

2. La Culture Populaire

2.1. La Nourriture

2.1.1. Rice and beans

2.1.2. Mais moulin

2.1.3. Moderately spicy dishes

2.1.3.1. Blends of French, Spanish and African cuisine

2.2. La Musique

2.2.1. Compas

2.2.2. Rara

2.2.3. Troubadors

2.2.4. Wyclef Jean

2.3. l'Art

2.3.1. Sculpture

2.3.2. Painting

2.4. Le Sport

2.4.1. Sports

2.4.1.1. Soccer

2.4.1.2. Basketball

3. Plusieurs Questions

3.1. What is the attitude of the mixed populations towards one another? More/Less comparable to the US?

3.2. what is the economy like?

3.3. What is the typical source of entertainment for a teenager on the weekend?

3.4. What is the importance of the flag design?

3.5. What is the greatest source of Haitian national identity or pride?

4. La Géographie

4.1. Western part of Hispaniola

4.1.1. Shared with Dom. Republic

4.2. Capitol = Porte au Prince

4.3. Highest Point = Pic la Selle

4.3.1. Part of la Chaîne de la Selle

4.4. Longest River = la Rivière Artibonite

5. Les Relations avec les E.U.

5.1. We did not recognize them as independent until 1867

5.1.1. Embargo

5.1.2. Southerner's were afraid of what affect Haiti's slave revolution might have on their own slaves.

6. Affaires courantes à la une

6.1. 2010 Earthquake

6.2. Prone to recent flooding due to deforestation

7. La Population

7.1. Language diversity

7.1.1. Creole

7.1.2. French

7.2. 85% of african decent (slavery)

7.2.1. Taíno Indians went almost extinct due to slavery and disease

7.3. 15-20% mixed

7.3.1. mulâtre/mulatto/mestizo

7.4. minute European minority

7.5. Yes, yes these are all white people in the picture...