Cueva people

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The Cueva were an indigenous people who lived in the Darién region of eastern Panama. They were completely exterminated between 1510 and 1535 by the effects of Spanish colonization.[citation needed] Following the massacre of the Cueve, the island of Isla Chuche was populated by African slaves, imported there by the Spaniards to search for pearls.[citation needed]

The Darién region formerly occupied by the Cueva became populated by the Kuna after their westward expansion during the 17th and 18th centuries.

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  • Whitehead, Neil L. (1999). The crises and transformations of invaded societies: The Caribbean (1492–1580). In F. Salomon & S. B. Schwartz (Eds.), The Cambridge history of the native peoples of South America: South America (Vol. 3, Pt. 1, pp. 864–903). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.