Around 1200 more numerous Taino arrrived much later. Evidence of cave-dweling tribes dates back to 3500 b.c. and includes pictographs of magical signs and sky charts, and caves used for tiual puposes.
mid 1500 Indian Mortality is nearly 100% ; African slaves are brought to replace Indian.
in 1519 Havana is found in its present location after being moved there from the southern coast.
In 1762 British troops take Havana , returning it to spain the following year.
Early 1800s first cuban independent conspiracies are crushed.
In 1850 Narciso Lopez, A Venezuelan- born general mounts an unsucessful expedition to free cuba from spanish rule
Ten years war and cuban rebels are defeated
Colonial Government ignores promised reformed; Jose Marti a cuba naitonal hero , begins organizing new independence struggle in the united states
Slavery in cuba is abolished.