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一名女性加勒比印第安人:这是维京群岛的原住民
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美国接管维京群岛 (Virgin Islands) :1917331

如果你拥有一座热带岛屿,你会把这座岛屿取名为什么?当美国于1917331日正式接管丹麦在西印度群岛上的殖民地时,美国决定将这些岛屿命名为「维京群岛」。美国以2千5百万美金的代价,从丹麦手中买下这些岛屿。这些岛链包括圣托马斯 (St. Thomas) 、圣克洛伊克斯 (St. Croix) 、圣约翰 (St. John) ,以及其他50座小岛。这些岛屿是位于小安地列斯群岛 (Lesser Antilles) 上,介于加勒比海 (Caribbean Sea) 与大西洋 (Atlantic Ocean) 之间。

当克里斯多夫.哥伦布 (Christopher Columbus) 于1943年登陆圣克洛伊克斯岛时,当地是由原住民加勒比印第安人所占领。很遗憾的是,当欧洲人在1600年在当地定居之后,许多原住民都因为欧洲人带来的疾病而死亡了。


If you owned a tropical island, what would you call it? The U.S. chose the name "Virgin Islands" when it took formal possession of the Danish West Indies on March 31, 1917. The U.S. bought the islands from Denmark for $25 million. The island chain consists of St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, and about 50 other small islands, most of which are uninhabited. The islands are in the Lesser Antilles, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

When Christopher Columbus landed on St. Croix in 1493, the native Carib Indians occupied the islands. Sadly, by the time Europeans began to settle there in the 1600s, most of the native population had died from diseases introduced by early explorers.

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