Friday, June 29, 2007

This link of history is quite revealing

Including only a portion below of what this website offers..Blessings upon your quest.
Part One: The Founding
Douglas V. Gnazzo
January 6, 2005


So who discovered America? Was it Columbus, Lodge, or the Vikings? Maybe it was the Indians, now there’s a novel idea. I doubt if we will ever know for sure, so maybe we should try an easier question: who settled the first Anglo Colony in America, for which a written record exists, and where was it located? Was it Plymouth Rock? Or Jamestown? What about Roanoke?

From whence have we come?

Modern archaeological techniques show that the Vikings had settlements here by the eleventh century. The first explorer that recorded his voyage to North America was Giovanni Caboto, known by the name of John Cabot. Cabot set aground in 1497, claiming North America for the English sovereign King Henry VII. Columbus was still sailing around the Caribbean looking for India, China or Japan – seems he wasn’t too picky.

After floundering about and failing to find China, India or Japan, Christopher Columbus was running low on supplies with which to feed and pay his men. This was Columbus’ first voyage with the three famous ships: Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. He originally landed on the Canary Islands, and then moved on to what is now called San Salvador. Columbus actually thought he had found India; hence he called the natives Indians. The year: 1492.

On his second voyage (1493-1496) Columbus sailed with a much larger force, 17 ships in all and about 1500 crewmembers. He established a home base at Hispaniola from which he discovered and named the Island of Dominica. From the island of Hispaniola, Columbus captured more than 1000 Taino Indians that became cargo or chattel that he sent to Spain, where they were sold as slaves.

On his third trip Columbus sailed further South to Trinidad and Venezuela. The year was 1498.

Columbus captured more Indian slaves than he could ship to Spain, so he decided to put them to work in mines and plantations that he and his family’s business associates had started throughout the Caribbean.

During his fourth and last expedition, Columbus sailed to Panama, Honduras, Mexico and Santiago (Jamaica). By 1500 Columbus and his men had killed or sold into slavery 100,000 of the Taino Indians. Plantation owners now looked to America and Africa for slaves. If Columbus accomplished anything of merit, it was bringing sugar cane from Spain to the West Indies; however, this too was cursed by the white man’s touch, as it was on sugar plantations that many of the slaves were imprisoned. Slavery is as old as the need of greed that calls it forth.


Arthur Barlowe, 1550-1620

The First Voyage to Roanoke. 1584. The First Voyage Made to the Coasts of America, with Two Barks, wherein Were Captains M. Philip Amadas and M. Arthur Barlowe, Who Discovered Part of the Countrey Now Called Virginia, anno 1584. Written by One of the Said Captaines, and Sent to Sir Walter Ralegh, Knight, at Whose Charge and Direction, the Said Voyage Was Set Forth.

[Boston, Mass.]: [Directors of the Old South Work], [1898].
© This work is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It may be used freely by individuals for research,
teaching and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh first attempted to settle in Roanoke, which was part of the land called Virginia, in honor of Queen Elizabeth of England, who was referred to as the Virgin Queen. Roanoke is actually an island off the coast of North Carolina. So why did Raleigh bother to name the territory after Queen Elizabeth?

Thomas Hariot, 1560-1621, John White, fl. 1585-1593, illustrated by,
and Richard Hakluyt, 1552?-1616, translated by

A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia: of the Commodities and of the Nature and Manners of the Naturall Inhabitants: Discouered bÿ the English Colonÿ There Seated by Sir Richard Greinuile Knight In the ÿeere 1585: Which Remained Vnder the Gouerenment of Twelue Monethes, At the Speciall Charge and Direction of the Honourable Sir Walter Raleigh Knight Lord Warden of the Stanneries Who therein Hath Beene Fauoured and Authorised bÿ Her Maiestie and Her Letters Patents / This Fore Booke Is Made in English by Thomas Hariot seruant to the Aboue-Named Sir Walter, a Member of the Colonÿ, and There Imploÿed in Discouering.

[New York]: [J. Sabin & Sons], [1871].
© This work is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It may be used freely by individuals for research,
teaching and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.


King Henry VIII and his daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, issued charters to settle the New World. One such charter was granted to Sir Walter Raleigh, on March 25, 1584. Sir Richard Grenville captained the fleet that brought the colonists to the New World. Thomas Harriot represented Sir Walter Raleigh’s interests in the adventure, which were considerable.................

You decide the link at the top of this and learn more or?????.

Blessings upon the wisdom

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