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Re: CHAT: US ancestry [was Re: FWD [OT but interesting] Arctic

From:daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 20, 2002, 17:55
Quoting Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>:

> > Remember that the US Virgin Islands used to be Danish, > > and had a significant slave population. They were run > > as a colony by expat Danes for about seventy years after > > emancipation, as well. So there's bound to be a number > > of families with both African and Danish descent. > > > > Now, if you'd said Swedish there...
Sweden did have an island in the Carribean once. Saint Barts. We got it in 1785 and I think we sold (or were forced to sell) it back to France in 1878. ||| daniel -- danielandreasson @ |