The Taino Native American people were the first people to meet Columbus in 1492. The hummingbird is an important symbol in Native American culture. It is seen as the symbol of the spreader of life on the Earth. It also symbolizes the rebirth of the Taino Indian Nation of the Caribbean and Florida. They call their warriors, Colibri Warriors or Hummingbird Warriors. This is because the hummingbird is viewed as being very peaceful but, it protects it own homeland with the heart of an Eagle.