By Liz Sonneborn

A desirable, in-depth timeline of yankee Indian heritage, «Chronology of yankee Indian heritage, up-to-date Edition», up to date and improved with present details, describes hundreds of thousands of years of occasions that contributed to shaping the lives and cultures of local american citizens, in addition to American society as a complete - from their ancestors arrival in North the United States to the current.

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Stories of his travels will later be published as Mundus Novus (1504–1505). In 1507 the book inspires German geographer Martin Waldseemüller to give Vespucci credit for discovering the great land mass between Europe and Asia and to propose that it be called America. Vespucci probably never actually sets foot on the land named after him or encounters any of its native inhabitants. June 24 Italian explorer John Cabot claims the North American mainland for England. After a seven-week voyage, Italian navigator Giovanni Caboto—known to the English as John Cabot—arrives on the coast of what is now Labrador.

Eager to find the settlements, Cartier explores what is now the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the mouth of the St. Lawrence River before the approach of winter compels him to return to France with his Indian captives. ) 1535 French explorer Jacques Cartier makes a second voyage to North America. The French explorer Jacques Cartier returns to the St. Lawrence River region in search of the Northwest Passage and Indian settlements full of riches (see entry for 1534). He and his men visit the villages Stadacona and Hochelaga and establish a base at the site of present-day Quebec City.

Ca. 1000 The Norse begin trading with the indigenous people of Vinland. According to Norse sagas of the 12th and 13th centuries, Norse explorer Leif Eriksson purchases a boat from a sailor named Bjarni Herjolfsson, who claims that when blown off coast traveling west from Greenland he sighted the coast of a large landmass. In Herjolfsson’s boat, Eriksson sets off to find it. He and his crew explore two islands; one they call Helluland, and another they name Markland. Scholars later identify them as Baffin Island and Labrador, respectively.

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