Location: Puerto Rico

Early Exploration and Native Americans

De Soto and his band gave to the Choctaws at Moma Binah and the Chickasaws at Chikasahha their first lesson in the white man’s modus operandi to civilize and Christianize North American Indians; so has the same lesson been continued to be given to that unfortunate people by his white successors from that day to this, all over this continent, but which to them, was as the tones of an alarm-bell at midnight. And one hundred and twenty-three years have passed since our forefathers declared all men of every nationality to be free and equal on the soil of the North American continent then under their jurisdiction, except the Africans whom they held in slavery, and the Native Americans against whom they decreed absolute extermination because they could not also enslave them; to prove which, they at once began to hold out flattering-inducements to the so-called oppressed people of all climes under the sun, to come to free America and assist them to oppress and kill off the Native Americans and in partnership take their lands and country, as this was more in accordance with their lust of wealth and speedy self-aggrandizement than the imagined slow process of educating, civilizing and Christianizing them, a work too con descending, too humiliating; and to demonstrate that it has been a grand and glorious success, we now point with vaunting pride and haughty...

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Early Indian Wars in Florida

Previous to the permanent establishment of the English in North America, the French and Spaniards made many attempts to get possession of various parts of the country. The coasts were carefully explored, and colonies planted, but they were soon given up as expensive, and involving too much hardship and danger. The first expedition to the coast of Florida was made in 1512, by Juan Ponce de Leon, renowned for his courage and warlike abilities. Ponce de Leon, becoming governor of Porto Rico (Puerto Rico), and hearing from the Indians that there existed a beautiful and fertile country to the...

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Puerto Rico WW2 NMCG Casualty List

BESHORE, Edward Arthur, Aviation Metalsmith 2c, USN. Wife, Mrs. Hazel Louise Beshore, San Patricio. BURG, Keith G., Pvt., USMC. Wife, Mrs. Keith G. Burg, P.O. Box 94, San Juan. GANDIA, Edmundo, Lieutenant (jg), USN. Parents, mr. and Mrs. Julian Gandia, Canals 21, Santurce. RODRIGUEZ, Jorge I., Pfc., USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Clotilde Rodriguez, 6 Campos St., Box 1426, Ponce. TORRES, Edelmiro, Seaman 2c, USNR. Father, Mr. Gregorio Torres, Barrio Cruz Roja, Arecibo. VAZQUEZ, John Anthony, Seaman 1c, USNR. Mother, Mrs. Petra Vazquez, 27 Flores St.,...

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