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Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520268807

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520268807.001.0001

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A Frontier to Conquer

A Frontier to Conquer

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(p.13) A Frontier to Conquer
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San Francisco in the 1930s
Author(s):

David Kipen

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0002

After the arrival of Sir Francis Drake to America, the Indians timorously kept their distance from the new visitors, prepared to make—if necessary—proper obeisance. The story oges that for three days longer the spirits remained in their abode, which rested on the water, its wings folded. So came the first white men to set foot in the region of San Francisco Bay—men of Francis Drake's company in the Golden Hinde. They had left England a year and a half earlier in company with four other ships, bound round the world in the service of Queen Elizabeth to plunder the ships and cities of her enemy, Philip II of Spain. Now only the flagship remained. After two days ashore, they were visited by the awed inhabitants of the country, who brought gifts of feathers and tobacco. Thus having established his Queen's title to a new kingdom on the other side of the world, Francis Drake lifted anchor on 23rd July and sailed away.

Keywords:   Indians, San Francisco Bay, Francis Drake, Golden Hinde, England, Queen Elizabeth, Philip II, Spain

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