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JAUREYBO II., Caribbean cacique. It is not certain that this chief was the son of the one mentioned above; but his name, the time of his appearance in Porto Rico, his rank, and his courage and audacity, leave little doubt of their kinship. Like his predecessor, he harassed the Spaniards, making the southeast part of the island practically uninhabitable. At the request of the governor of Porto Rico the king sent a squadron of three ships, under the command of Juan Ponce de Leon, to exterminate the Caribs. The squadron arrived at Guadaloupe. the stronghold of Jaureybo, 15 July, 1515, and Ponce de Leon ordered several of his men to land for water; but the Caribs, who were in ambush, fell upon them and obliged them to leave the field after a fight in which fifteen Spaniards were wounded and four killed. This loss obliged Ponce de Leon to return to Saint John of Porto Rico without attempting anything against them, which increased their audacity. From that lime Jaureybo made numerous incursions, devastating the country, and the Spaniards were powerless to stop their depredations. On 23 October, 1530, he led 500 men and 11 canoes to the island and landed in a place called Daguao, where there were many farms and gold-mines. He plundered and destroyed the plantations, set every house on fire, murdering the inhabitants, and returned to his quarters with 25 prisoners and much booty. He frequently repeated his incursions; but little or nothing is known of his last days.
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