These time periods are used for convenience only. Europeans started to settle there in the early 17th century, when records no longer slaves chord pdf any settlement are unclear. Each of the above periods is marked by a dramatic change from the preceding time period, providing a way to define the history.
There is little academic support for the idea of a permanent settlement on any of the current British Virgin Islands at that time. Some historians believe that the popular account of the aggressive Carib chasing peaceful Arawak out of the Caribbean islands is based in simplistic European stereotypes, and that the true story is more complex. None of the later European visitors to the Virgin Islands reported encountering Amerindians in what would later be the British Virgin Islands. Pasea, Purcell, Paraquita Bay, Josiah’s Bay, Mount Healthy and Cane Garden Bay. Modern archaeological excavations regularly cause local historians to revise what they thought they knew about these early settlers.
Discoveries reported in the local newspapers in 2006 have indicated that early Arawak settlement of the islands may have been more significant than had earlier been thought. 1493 on his second voyage to the Americas. The Spanish claimed the islands by original discovery, but never settled the Territory. Spanish journals suggested that the settlement used the Virgin Islands for fishing, but nothing else. Drake returned for the final time in 1595 on his last voyage, during which he died.
The main channel in the British Virgin Islands was named in his honor. Puerto Rico, during conflicts between England and Spain. Neither ever attempted to settle the northern islands. Territory in Soper’s Hole, on the west end of Tortola. By 1615, van Dyk’s settlement was recorded in Spanish contemporary records, which noted its recent expansion. No archaeological evidence supports any settlement by the Spanish in the islands at any time, nor any mining of copper on Virgin Gorda prior to the 19th century. In September 1625, in retaliation, the Spanish led a full assault on the island of Tortola, laying waste to its defenses and destroying its embryonic settlements.