Category Archives: West Indies

Las Castas – Spanish Racial Classifications

  Las castas” – Painting containing complete set of 16 casta combinations. An 18th century socio-racial classification system used in the Spanish American colonies. The European conquest of Latin America beginning in the late 15th century, was initially executed by … Continue reading

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Indian Slavery in New York

University of the State of New York State Library Bulletin HISTORY No. 2 May 1899 COLONIAL RECORDS GENERAL ENTRIES V. I 1664-1665 http://www.archive.org/stream/supplementaryli00stagoog/supplementaryli00stagoog_djvu.txt INDIAN SLAVES Frequent reference is made in the colonial records and laws, not only of New York … Continue reading

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The 1637 Pequot War

One of the great things about blogging is that you get the opportunity to learn.  One of our subscribers, Steve, send me a note and said that he considered King Philip’s War to be the final war, not the first … Continue reading

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The Wampanoag

Recently, a subscriber sent me this wonderful excerpt.  I’ve published it below, intact, but then it made me wonder what more we know about these people being described. TRADITIONS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS: BY JAMES ATHEARN JONES. IN THREE … Continue reading

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