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These are some of the famous slave huts in Bonaire.

"Exploiting its natural topography, Bonaire has been a major supplier of salt to the USA for many years, and continues to do so through the flooding of flat-lands with sea water. Bonaire was originally settled by the Dutch in the late 15th century as a source of salt, using the same evaporative methods used today, albeit on a small scale. Much of the early population of the island was in the form of slaves used to work the salt ponds. Today the slave huts remain as a historical site, and are the names of two popular dive sites "Red-" and "White Slave Huts." (Wikipedia)

"African slaves lived in these slave huts and were forced to mined salt in Bonaire for 100’s of years.
There are about 20 huts still left. The huts are big enough for 2-3 people to sleep in and one cannot stand fully upright inside. "
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