A pre-Aryan race, occupying the border-land between France

and Spain. Assertions have repeatedly been made that they made voyages

to America, and discovered the Gulf of St. Lawrence, before Cartier, and

even before Cabot, but these have never been substantiated. All the

evidence goes to show that they frequented the Newfoundland fisheries in

the sixteenth century, but not earlier. =Index=: (Samuel de Champlain era) Contraband

traders, 140; threaten French on St. Pierre Island, 174. =Bib.=: Dawson,

The St. Lawrence Basin; Reade, The Basques in North America (R. S.

C., 1888); Howley, Old Basque Tombstones at Placentia.

Barthe J G Bathurst Henry Third Earl 1762-1834 Succeeded To The Title 1794 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail