The Naval History of the United States, Volume I of II

The Naval History of the United States, Volume I of II

by Willis J. Abbot

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Overview

In May, 1636, a stanch little sloop of some twenty tons was standing along Long Island Sound on a trading expedition. At her helm stood John Gallop, a sturdy colonist, and a skilful seaman, who earned his bread by trading with the Indians that at that time thronged the shores of the Sound, and eagerly seized any opportunity to traffic with the white men from the colonies of Plymouth or New Amsterdam. The colonists sent out beads, knives, bright clothes, and sometimes, unfortunately, rum and other strong drinks. The Indians in exchange offered skins and peltries of all kinds; and, as their simple natures had not been schooled to nice calculations of values, the traffic was one of great profit to the more shrewd whites. But the trade was not without its perils.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506025490
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/08/2015
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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