Queen Anacaona was a Taíno cacique (chief), religious expert and poet born in Xaragua (Léogâne, Haiti). Before the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492, Ayiti, now known as the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic) was divided into five kingdoms (Xaragua, Maguana, Higuey, Magua and Marien). Anacaona, was born into a family of chiefs, and was the sister of Bohecio, the chief of Xaragua.
She succeeded her brother Bohechio as chief of the Xaragua after his death. Under Anacaona's rule, the Spaniard settlers and Xaragua people coexisted and intermarried. This color was named in honor of her story of betrayal by the Spaniards . The color represents the meaning of her name, “Golden Flower”.