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The National Museum of Haiti
(Musée National d'Haiti
) in Port-au-Prince
Port-au-Prince is the capital and largest city of the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The city's population was 704,776 as of the 2003 census, and was officially estimated to have reached 897,859 in 2009....
Haiti , officially the Republic of Haiti , is a Caribbean country. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Ayiti was the indigenous Taíno or Amerindian name for the island...
, was completed in 1938. It is located at Route Nationale No. 1 in the neighborhood of Montrouis. It is not to be confused with the Musée du Panthéon National Haitien (MUPANAH)
(built in 1983), which is located across the street from the National Palace
Buildings called National Palace include:*Queluz National Palace, in Lisbon, Portugal*National Palace , in Santo Domingo*National Palace , in San Salvador*National Palace , in Addis Ababa...
The National Museum houses information and artifacts covering the history of Haiti from the time of the Arawak and Taino
The Taínos were pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and the northern Lesser Antilles. It is thought that the seafaring Taínos are relatives of the Arawak people of South America...
Indians until the 1940s. There are murals showing the treatment of the Indians by the Spaniards
The Spanish are citizens of the Kingdom of Spain. Within Spain, there are also a number of vigorous nationalisms and regionalisms, reflecting the country's complex history....
and the treatment of African slaves by the French
The French are a nation that share a common French culture and speak the French language as a mother tongue. Historically, the French population are descended from peoples of Celtic, Latin and Germanic origin, and are today a mixture of several ethnic groups...
. There are also artifacts relating to the emperors of Haiti, including the pistol with which King Henri Christophe
Henri Christophe was a key leader in the Haitian Revolution, winning independence from France in 1804. On 17 February 1807, after the creation of a separate nation in the north, Christophe was elected President of the State of Haiti...