Kidnapping & Sex Trafficking; Displacing Indigenous People; and Civilizing: A Historical Perspective on Intercessory Prayer for Native America

We’ve updated this original post with a recent video update. Please join us in prayer for American Indian people and those serving in Native Ministry regarding kidnapping, trafficking, displacing and civilizing American Indian people across Turtle Island.

First Nations Monday

KIDNAPPING & SEX TRAFFICKING OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

Historical References and Anniversaries

March 1, 1524 – Phil Konstantin notes in his book, This Day in North American Indian History, that an American Indian boy is kidnapped by explorers.
( http://americanindian.net/March.html ).

This incident is also referred to on the Athena Review,Vol.3, no.2: Peopling of the Americas  – The East Coast Explorations of Giovanni Verrazano (1524) website.
( http://www.athenapub.com/verazano.htm ).

On the Panama History – Age of Exploration Time Line website
( http://bruceruiz.net/PanamaHistory/age_of_exploration_time_line.htm ) there is mention of the March 1, 1524 trip of Giovanni Verrazano, as well as another explorer Francisco Hernandez de Córdoba, who would have reached the Yucatan in March 1517. This site notes that the group with Francisco Hernandez de Córdoba purposed to kidnap Indian slaves to replenish Cuba.

March 1, 1932 – The day that the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped. (This Day In History
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lindbergh-baby-kidnapped ). This article…

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