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From: "Penny Ferguson" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Mitochondrial Challenge
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2003 20:57:46 -0400
Maybe a shipwrecked Irish sailor met a pretty Indian maiden?
I'm trying to win a bet, I claim he is Native American. :)
Actually her book says:
But he may well have been the child of a "lost colonist."
Her footnote on this says:
"Percy 1969a (1608?), p. 140 Mosco, John Smith's guide in 1608 (see chap. 2)
was a grown man, not even a youth, in 1608; Smith took him for a
Frenchman's son, but he may rather have been half Spanish, a product of
contacts with Spanish visitors in the 1580's."
I think I deserve to win the bet because it took me so long to find this.