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Old 01-02-2012, 11:55 PM   #488
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Originally Posted by ECSN View Post
Here is a fun fact, Racoon is a native American word, one of the first native words the English wrote down in america. Some say first recorded by joh smith, however there is references to the word being used by the hatteras tribe in the 1580's.
Yet, you ignore that John Cabot (for the English - he was granted his letters of patent in 1496 by Henry VII of England) was here in 1497 and founding a colony by Fr. Giovanni Antonio de Carbonariis by 1500. Do you honestly think raccoon was the first word taken back to England?

H.P. Biggar (ed.), The Precursors of Jacques Cartier, 1497-1534: a collection of documents relating to the early history of the dominion of Canada (Ottawa, 1911).

J.A. Williamson, The Cabot Voyages and Bristol Discovery Under Henry VII (Hakluyt Society, Second Series, No. 120, CUP, 1962).
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