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Bahamas -- History __ "Documented Bahamian history begins with the words, "Baja Mar," the name the Spanish bestowed on the islands. This term is misleading, however; it means "shallow sea," but the islands are really mountain plateaus that emerged from the Atlantic hundreds of thousands of years ago."  A good overview of Bahamian history.  You will have to scroll the page to the right to read it. - illustrated - From geographia.com - http://www.geographia.com/bahamas/bahistory.htm

Bahamas History __ "From tribal Indians to pirates, from explorers to slave traders, the Bahamas are steeped in centuries of rich and fascinating history. In fact, a stromatolite limestone reef on the eastern shore of Exuma is considered the oldest evidence of life on earth!"  With a beginning like that, you will find an interesting overview. - From bahamasgateway.com - http://www.bahamasgateway.com/bahamas_History.htm

Bahamas History __ A general overview of Bahamas history along with additional information about the Bahamas. - From iexplore.com - http://www.iexplore.com/dmap/Bahamas/History

Bahamas History __ "Geography played a part in Bahamian history. In 1492, Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World on the island of San Salvador in the eastern Bahamas. After observing the shallow sea around the islands, he said "baja mar"..."  Find out why he said and what it means.  A general look at Bahamian history. - illustrated - From bahamatravelnet.com - http://www.bahamatravelnet.com/culture/history.html

Bahamas History __ "The original inhabitants of The Bahamas were the Lucayans, a tribe of the Arawak Indian group, who arrived near the turn of the 9th century. The peaceful Lucayans lived primarily off the sea, fishing and harvesting shellfish, conch, lobster and molluscs."  You will find a concise and colorful history of the Bahamas. - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/bahamas/history 

Bahamas Official Guide > About The Bahamas > Bahamas History __ Here is a breakdown of Bahamas history into several click-to-read articles. - illustrated - From bahamas.co.uk - http://www.bahamas.co.uk/about-bahamas/history/

Grand Bahama Island - History __ The history of Grand Bahama Island presented in four click-to-read sections. - From geographia.com - http://www.geographia.com/grandbahama/historymain.htm

History Of The Bahamas __ "Like the Florida Keys, indigenous Indians settled the Bahamas long before the whites came. The following is a brief history of the Bahamas with occasional references to the Keys."  General history of Bahamas. - From keyshistory.org - http://www.keyshistory.org/bahamas.html

History of The Bahamas __ You will find an essay on the history of the islands from Pre-Columbian times to present. - From historyofnations.net - http://www.historyofnations.net/northamerica/bahamas.html

History of the Bahamas __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the Bahamas." - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/library/world/blxbahamas.htm 

History of the Bahamas __ "The verifiable History of the Bahamas can be traced back to Christopher Columbus's first voyage in 1492. The first attempt at a permanent western settlement in the Bahamas occurred in 1647. The 18th century African slave trade brought many Africans to the Bahamas. Their descendants form a large part of Bahamas' population."  You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Bahamas

Pirate History, Shipwrecks and Rum Running in Bimini Bahamas __ A brief look at pirate history in Bimini, Bahamas. - From biminifishing.com - http://www.biminifishing.com/BiminiPast.htm 

Rulers of the Bahamas __ A list of the rulers of the Bahamas beginning with 1648. - From rulers.org - http://www.rulers.org/rulb1.html#bahamas

World History Archives: The history of the Bahamas __ You will find click-to-read articles and resources about Bahamas history. - From hartford-hwp.com - http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/43/index-b.html

 

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