Crew on the Santa María clamored for retreat, but the ships sailed on. Unknown to Columbus and crews, they were approaching the eastern side of the Bahamian archipelago.

Taínos living in the modern Bahamas were referred to as Lucayans, meaning “island people.” They fished, hunted, and farmed and worshipped the same spirits as those on Haiti, but the population was much smaller and existence simpler.

Tuesday, October 9, 1492
Thursday, October 11, 1492