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Yasuke, the Samurai from Mozambique!
from Ancient Origins and Archeology
Yasuke, a tall African man, arrived in Japan in 1579 and made history as the first
foreign-born man to become a samurai warrior. Yasuke was originally a slave from
Mozambique and was brought to Japan by Portuguese traders. The powerful Japanese
warlord Oda Nobunaga was fascinated by Yasuke's tall stature and dark skin, and
upon seeing him, ordered his servants to try and rub the "black ink" off his skin.
Despite this strange encounter, Nobunaga took Yasuke into his service, granting
him a sum of money, a house, and a katana. From then on, Yasuke loyally served
Nobunaga as an honored samurai, fighting alongside him in fierce battles. He went
from being a piece of Portuguese property to a member of the Japanese elite.
Going in Civil Rights
Stories Onboard Slave Ships
"The slave trade lasted for almost four hundred years. This saw over 12 million slaves being transported across the Atlantic ocean on American and British ships in the greatest forced migration history has ever seen. This article tells the stories of four slaves. Captain Tomba, The Nameless Man, The Boatswain and Sarah are just a few of the millions of slaves traded as commodities. These human commodities are transported to work as field laborers in plantation and factories. From Hub Pages
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Going in Earth Science and in Dinos and Paleo
Shark! This is a newborn Great White Shark. from California.
It is about 5 feet long.
Going in Animals
Sailing Into Slavic Lands: The Origins Of The Rurik Dynasty
The history of Norse presence in the territories of modern Russia,
Belarus, and Ukraine, begin quite early in the Viking Age
"The Vikings were skilled sailors and navigators from Scandinavian lands who used
their naval skills to explore new lands and trade across the seas and oceans, but also
to wage war and vicious raiding and plundering. They dominated the early medieval
period, known as the Viking Age, and were directly responsible for some of the key
developments in that period, shaping the world as we know it today. From England
and Ireland, to Normandy, Iceland, and Greenland too, these fierce Norsemen sailed
the seas and waged war. But did you know that they also sailed to the lands of the
Slavs, creating an early medieval state from which Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus would
form in the modern age? That important Slavic state was the Rurik dynasty. And yes,
you guessed it, they were of Viking origin!" Complete with maps so students can
understand how vast the area is.
Going in History
Hi, kids! I'm Dakota! I am one of the Brittanies here at
Good Sites for Kids! I'm a retired hunter and a mama.
My fur-sister Lily and I are American Brittanies, both
rescues, and both South Dakota natives. When we're not
helping out on the site, we patrol the property,
chase rabbits and squirrels, say hi to the kids at the school
playground and the dogs next door, rack out on our beds, ask
for treats, and hang out with our humans!
American Brittany Rescue (Lily) National Brittany Rescue (Kodie)
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