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Old 09-18-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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I put this together for those that are interested:

First human settlement in PR: 3000 BC, by Ortoroid people.

The in 350 BC the Saladoid people replaced the Ortoroid. Both people were from the same region.

7th and 11th century (years 800 to 1200): Arawal people settled here.

1000 to 1500: Taino settled here and were the majority, by 1500 they numbered 50,000. Tainos came from Venezuela.

1493: Christopher Colombus arrived from Spain and enslaved Tainos. The Tainos resisted but the Spaniards had better weapons. Spain now controlled PR.


1511: Catholisism came. In 2010, it is the predominant religion in PR, with around 90% or more of the people being catholics.

1513: African slaves were brought.

1500s, 1600s, and 1700s: English, French, and Dutch kept attacking PR to try to take it from the Spaniards. Spanisards kept fighting back.

1500s: Spains fortified San Juan with walls and castles. Now known as the Old San Juan.



1779: Puertoricans fought in the American Revolutionary war against British and Indians in palces in Florida, Louisiana, Misoury, and Alabama.

1815: PR ports were open to trade with nations other than Spain. Thousands of Eurpoeans from all over Europe immigrated to PR.

1860: 50% of population is white, 50% black. 84% of population is illiterate and in poverty.

1868: PR ppl revolted against Spain. Slaves born after this year would be free (not slaves) and slaves over 60 yrs old would be free too.

1898: Spanish-American War. USA took over PR from Spain, and also took over many other countries from Spain. PR became US terriotoy with US laws and currency.



1917: PR ppl become US citizens.

1940s: Major migration to US, especialy NYC.

1952: PR was given autonomy from the US, meaning they can have their own laws and political parties and their own flag.




Thats it.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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Check chart on this page.
The non white category doesn't necassarily mean black or mullato, because there were still many mestizos then.
http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_people
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:25 AM
 
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Thanks Username for putting this together! Will give you rep everyday for this.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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Wow nice history.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:02 AM
 
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Few other facts:

-Puerto Rico and Cuba were the last Spanish colonies to separate from Spanish control. Almost a century after the other nations.

-The dialect of Spanish of Puerto Rico is most similar to that used in Seville, Spain and the Canary Islands (Also in Spain). There are also some influences from Africa, the original Indigenous people, France and other parts of Europe, and the United States.

-Although Puerto Rico had an original indigenous population they were driven to extinction by disease, genocide, and mixed breeding with European settlers. African slaves were brought to replace the lost labor and were eventually allowed to mix. Recent DNA test however state the majority of Puerto Ricans do have an Indigenous ancestor somewhere in their lineage.

-Spain was not the only European country to experience immigration to Puerto Rico. The most significant number of immigrants other than Spain came from France (Heavily from Corsica), Portugal, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Malta, Ireland, and Greece. There were even some from China and the Middle East (Lebanon and Palestine). Large numbers of European Jews also immigrated to Puerto Rico during World War II and also from Cuba into after Castro took power.

-The culture of Puerto Rico has obvious heavy influence from Spain but also pieces from an assortment of other European nations, the United States, Africa, and even the original native population.

-The United States has the largest population of Puerto Ricans, followed by the island and than the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are an estimated 25,000,000 Puerto Ricans (Including U.S./Territories) world wide with populations in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Venezuela, United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Argentina, Cuba, and Spain.

-Puerto Ricans are predominantly Roman Catholic with a large Protestant minority.

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Old 10-18-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Dorado, PR
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25,000 sounds too little
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:20 AM
 
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25,000 sounds too little
Corrected.

Considering Puerto Rico has never been an independent country do you feel it justifies a distinct nationality? It was once part of Spain and now part of the United States.. Like the Palestinians and Gypsies, Puerto Ricans are in limbo. Are Puerto Ricans simply Americans of Spanish or (insert country of origin here) decent?
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:30 PM
 
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[quote=nykeroutoftown;16301637]Few other facts:


-Although Puerto Rico had an original indigenous population they were driven to extinction by disease, genocide, and mixed breeding with European settlers. African slaves were brought to replace the lost labor and were eventually allowed to mix. Recent DNA test however state the majority of Puerto Ricans do have an Indigenous ancestor somewhere in their lineage.

The indians were not wiped out many mixed with the spaniard which is why are mt-dna is dominated by amerindian ancestry.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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The indians were not wiped out many mixed with the spaniard which is why are mt-dna is dominated by amerindian ancestry.
They were wiped out, name me one indigenous tribe in PR still in existance today. MT-DNA only means someone could have had one female of that ancestry 10 generations ago even. Maternal DNA will always have traces of all ancestry. Black and White genes dominate PR and it's historically proven. Europe had the biggest impact on the island due to consistant patterns of immigration. Do most Puerto Ricans have indigenous ancestry? Yes. Is it dominant, impossible.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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They were wiped out, name me one indigenous tribe in PR still in existance today. MT-DNA only means someone could have had one female of that ancestry 10 generations ago even. Maternal DNA will always have traces of all ancestry. Black and White genes dominate PR and it's historically proven. Europe had the biggest impact on the island due to consistant patterns of immigration. Do most Puerto Ricans have indigenous ancestry? Yes. Is it dominant, impossible.

No, the men were wiped out, the spaniards heavily mixed with indian women, this is why many PR's are tri racial, and no not only black and white genes predominate, it's mostly white that predominates with some black and indian.


In a study done on Puerto Rican women born on the island but living in New York by Carolina Bonilla, Mark D. Shriver and Esteban Parra in 2004, the ancestry proportions corresponding to the three parental populations were found to be 53.3±2.8% European, 29.1±2.3% West African, and 17.6±2.4% Native American based on autosomal ancestry informative markers. Although autosomal markers tests seem to draw a more broad picture than that of single, gender-based mtDNA and Y-Chromosome tests, the problem with autosomnal DNA is in the archaic cateogries used: "European", "Sub-Saharan African", "East Asian" & "Native American". "Asian" (South, North or East) & "North African" are not included. These generalised categories may not take into account the complexity of migratory patterns across the Old World.
More interesting was to see how much of the population showed any markers of each region. From the women sampled, 98% had European ancestry markers, 87% had African ancestry markers, 84% had Native American ancestry markers, 5% showed only African and European markers, 4% showed only Native American and European markers, 2% showed only African markers, and 2% showed only European markers.[17]
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