In the wake of the basque whalers

21 – 22 September 2011
IN THE WAKE OF THE BASQUE WHALERS

Cultural and Genetic Heritage of the Basques and the Native Americans of the North Atlantic. The Basques established relations with Native Americans in the St. Lawrence River area over many centuries, and evidence of this appears in historical records. A wealth of historical, archaeological and even language records have been preserved as a result of these relations. One can therefore assume that the DNA lineages may also bear witness to these relations, owing to the contribution resulting from the constant trade established with the Native Americans by our whale hunters, cod fishermen and fur traders from the Lower Middle Ages and up until the 20th century.

Bilbao, Euskal Herria

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