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.
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