Inter-Racial Marriage in Colonial America

We have a period in history, where European Colonists along the Atlantic coast, on occasion lived peacefully with their Native American neighbors. The European men (especially Trappers) sometimes took Native American women for their wives. A Native American woman, who spoke in her native tongue and had the knowledge of hunting and terrain, was an asset to a Frontiersman, especially if she kept her connections with tribal members. As the years progressed, the Native Americans inter-married with Africans because they often found themselves living on the same plantation as slaves. And on occasion, the Jewish, Dutch, English, French and Spanish landowners took slave women as their wives or concubines. These slave owners were able to give their mulatto children a good education and a higher standard of living (though due to the hard working slaves). Many of them went on to marry white people or other light-colored mulattos, eventually the dark pigmentation disappearing leaving later generations to not know they had an African-American 11th great-grandmother.

 

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What Is a Mosque? What Is a Minaret?

Mosque (also spelled Mosk) is an Islamic place of worship. Similar to a church or synagogue, it is used by Muslims who believe in the faith established by Mohammed. A minaret is a slim tower attached to a mosque and is surrounded by one or more balconies, from which the summons to pray is spoken. Minarets can be seen from afar, much like a church steeple.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

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The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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Explaining the Connections between Freemasons and Crypto-Jews

When I saw the names of the close associates of my mother’s ancestors, I began to see a conspiracy. And when I paired it with the fact that both my mother and father’s “people” were deeply embedded into Freemasonry, I began to believe that there must be a connection between the Masons and Crypto-Jews. Was that what was so secret? A haven from the outside world? A group sworn to secrecy where they could create their own style of worship and a bond so strong none would tell? A third novel was born, The Guild – Hester’s Goodwill, attempting to explain my suspicions.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

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The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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What’s an Iconoclast?

An iconoclast is “a breaker of icons or images” or “one who attacks cherished beliefs as shams”, so says my very old yet reliable Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. Anyone who opposes the religious use of images would be an iconoclast. An icon is an “image or representation”. An example of a religious icon would be an image of a saint, the Virgin Mary or Christ. The word iconic is used in art (sculptures, statues) when it pertains to an image or an icon. Iconolatry is “image worship”.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

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The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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What is The House of Windsor? Is That a Maltese Cross On the Queen’s Crown?

The House of Windsor is the title used by the Royal Family of Great Britain since 1917. The name derives from Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England. Before 1917, the title of the British Royal Family was the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. To my way of thinking, I see Saxe as Saxones as in Anglo-Saxon, which we know many of the English claim to be, and Gotha as from Gothic which refers to the Teutonic tribes who encompass a broad range of people, especially Germanic. The Saxe-Coburg and Gotha title sounded too Germanic, so King George V changed it to the Royal House of Windsor during World War I. On the cover of Newsweek, Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee is featured, and visible is what looks like a maltese cross in her crown, bringing images of Hitler’s Third Reich. But this cross was used long before Hitler used it. Besides representing Christianity, it may also symbolize heroism and impeccable leadership. But it does remind one that even though England has become extremely multi-cultural, tribes of “Northmen” played a pivotal role in its development.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

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The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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