Native Americans

Native Americans in Maryland: A Short History

Although there are no federally recognized Native American tribes in Maryland today, the original inhabitants of the area were composed of six tribes:  the Lenape, the Nanticoke, the Powhatan, the Ohio...
Charles Weymann

Charles Weymann – Aviator & Automotive Inventor

Born in 1889 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Charles Terres Weymann would go on to become a leading light in coachwork technology, his designs featuring on many of the finest automobiles of his era. Brilliant, bold,...
Jamaican

Jamaican Creole

Maybe because it is spoken in an easily accessible country, Jamaican Creole has received a great deal of attention from creolists, perhaps more than any other ELAC (English-lexifier Atlantic Creole).1 The very...
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Witchcraft: a brief history

Ancient rites and rituals that are practised worldwide in more ways than one. Forms of witchcraft have been used by all civilisations and cultures through the centuries; and even in the face of widespread...
Seychelles Pirates

Pirates Near Seychelles – Myths and truths

Long before the blockbuster movies starring Johnny Depp came out, tales of pirates in the Caribbean, the Seychelles and elsewhere in the world had captured people’s hearts and imagination. The rough and...

Seychelles’ Lime Kiln

Fascinating heritage of Praslin Island explored after century-old lime kiln unearthed The importance of lime kilns in the development of the Seychelles has been recognised by the unveiling of a plaque during...