Statistics below represent some of the research done on child sexual abuse. A Bureau of Justice Statistics report shows 1.6 % (sixteen out of one thousand) of children between the ages of 12-17 were victims of rape/sexual assault (page 18).
A study conducted in 1986 found that 63% of women who had suffered sexual abuse by a family member also reported a rape or attempted rape after the age of 14.
If ever a group of people was so incapable of living independently as to justify the enslavement of others more capable, it was these French trespassers.
Indians viewed them as children because they were puerile in their dependence on the mercy of others to supply them their daily bread.
It only took them seven years to acquire their first slaves, from whom they could order their daily bread rather than request it.
( It has been said that most African Americans are, in part, descended from Native Americans.
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There is still a large community of Creoles in Louisiana today. It is said that, as intermediaries between the Blacks and the whites, they got European instruments into the hands of African musicians and thereby facilitated the development of jazz.
In New England we find Cape Verdians, Africans who migrated here in the 18th and 19th century aboard whaling ships that stopped in Cabo Verde, an island off the coast of West Africa, to resupply and pick up extra hands.Iberville, commandant of the newly constructed fort, declared friendly intentions of the French by smoking the ceremonial calumet with the visiting dignitaries.