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Anacaona, (also The Golden Flower), was Taíno queen and the wife of Caonabo, one of the five caciques who lived on the the island of Kiskeya (also called Hispaniola) at the time of Columbus arrival in 1492. She was hailed as a composer of ballads and narrative poems, called areitos. The Spanish Governor Nicolas de Ovando ordered the arrest of Anacaona and had her executed. Anacaona is celebrated as one of the heroes of Haiti's struggle against colonialism and one of the many women in the fight that ultimately led to the successful Haitian Revolution and the Act of Independence in 1804.