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ANACAONA, also called the Golden Flower, was an Indian queen, wife of Caonab6, one of the five caciques who possessed the island of Santo Domingo when the Spaniards discovered it and settled there in 1492. She was celebrated as a composer of ballads and narrative poems, called areitos. The Indians, being ill-treated by the conquerors, revolted, and made a long war against them; and during a feast organized to honor the queen of Jaragua, who was friendly to the Spaniards, Governor Nicolas de Ovando ordered the arrest of Anacaona and her Indian noblemen, all of whom, being suspected of conspiracy, were executed.
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