Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Regular
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    440
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Dominican first latino to ny 17th century

    Dominican American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Sailor-turned-merchant Juan Rodriguez arrived downtown in 1613 from his home in Santo Domingo, in what is now known as the Dominican Republic, making him the first visitor to spend a night in Manhattan, researchers say. He also became the first non-Indian to settle permanently in the city, the first Dominican resident, the first Latino and the first settler with Portuguese and African blood, according to the City University of New York’s Dominican Studies Institute."

  2. #2
    Regular
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    440
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    How could there be a downtown if there were no non-Indians there yet?
    down town could refer to commercial area or wikipedia could mean the location of present day downtown

    btw dont go on a tangent based on pure semantics, the real point how far back you can trace dominicans in the USA

  3. #3
    Silver
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    3,820
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    A Dominican and a USA in 1613?

  4. #4
    Regular
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    440
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucifer View Post
    A Dominican and a USA in 1613?
    so you also are a 'wild goose chaser' or like to split hair?

  5. #5
    Silver
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    2,867
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    A cut and paste from wikipedia.

    Juan Rodriguez (Joăo Rodrigues in Portuguese or Jan in Dutch), born in Santo Domingo—currently the capital of the Dominican Republic—was the son of a Portuguese sailor and an African woman and was the first documented non-Native American to live on Manhattan Island. As such, he is considered the first non-native resident of what would eventually become New York City, predating the Dutch settlers. He is also considered the first immigrant, the first person of African heritage, the first person of European heritage, the first merchant, the first Latino, and the first Dominican to settle in Manhattan.

    Of note his Dutch contemporaries are known to have referred to him as a Spaniard.

    I am keenly interested in colonial history of New York and New England.

  6. #6
    Regular
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    348
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    This makes me so proud of my Portuguese bloodline. We do know how to do more than fish and play with concrete.

  7. #7
    Gold
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    5,352
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Good to add that he came on board of a Dutch ship as a servant/translator to the Dutch captain. When they arrived at what now is New York, he married a local and when the Dutch left he decided to stay, spending winter at a Dutch fur trading post. Later these Dutch traders/settlers founded New Amsterdam.

    Did I mention already they were Dutch?

  8. Likes Criss Colon liked this post
  9. #8
    Gold
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    5,637
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    "Did I mention already they were Dutch?"

    Yep, and it was "Nieuw-Amsterdam"...

  10. Likes Mauricio liked this post
  11. #9
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    21,792
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    "Empiric", nice thread????
    You only need 97 more posts to reach your "GOAL"!!!!
    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

  12. Likes grumpy liked this post
  13. #10
    Silver
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    3,820
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I could hear it now, in the colmados and colmadones in Villa Duarte and in the speeches given by those Washington Heights "politicians" on Parade day:

    "Nosotros fuimos los primeros en llegar a la gran urbe. Sí, así mismito como lo están oyendo: LOS PRIMEROS!"

  14. Likes Africaida liked this post
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •