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He stood off a group of islands from which local inhabitants hurled stones at his ship. These islands, which he named "Los Pintados", may have been Ujelang.
On October 1, he found another group of islands where he went ashore for eight days, exchanged gifts with the local inhabitants and took on water.
The Spaniards went ashore and traded with the local inhabitants. On January 10, the Spaniards sighted another island that they named "Placeres", perhaps Ailuk ; ten leagues away, they sighted another island that they called "Pajares" perhaps Jemo.
The islanders had no immunity to European diseases and many died as a result of contact with the Spanish. The islands were named for Marshall on Western charts, although the natives have historically named their home "jolet jen Anij" Gifts from God.
The designation was repeated later on British maps.
One year later, the American schooner Dolphin arrived and picked up two boys, the last survivors of a massacre by the natives due to their brutal treatment of the women.
InCaptain DonSette and his crew were killed. Similarly, in the schooner Naiad punished a native for stealing with such violence that the natives attacked the ship.
Later that year a whaler's boat crew were killed. In the San Francisco-based ships Glencoe and Sea Nymph were attacked and everyone aboard except for one crew member were killed. The violence was usually attributed as a response to the ill treatment of the natives in response to petty theft, which was a common practice.
Intwo missionaries successfully settled on Ebon, living among the natives through at least German New Guinea German protectorate Schutzgebiet of the Marshall Islands Although the Spanish Empire had a residual claim on the Marshalls inwhen she began asserting her sovereignty over the Carolinesshe made no effort to prevent the German Empire from gaining a foothold there.
Britain also raised no objection to a German protectorate over the Marshalls in exchange for German recognition of Britain's rights in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands. They signed a treaty with Kabuawhom the Germans had earlier recognized as "King of the Ralik Islands," on October It has been speculated that the crisis over the Carolines with Spain, which almost provoked a war, was in fact "a feint to cover the acquisition of the Marshall Islands", which went almost unnoticed at the time, despite the islands being the largest source of copra in Micronesia.
They conscripted the islanders as laborers. Catholic missionary Father A. Erdland, from the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart based in Hiltrup, Germany, lived on Jaluit from around to He was very interested in the islands and conducted considerable research on the Marshallese culture and language.
He published a page monograph on the islands in Linckens, another Missionary of the Sacred Heart visited the Marshall Islands in and for several weeks.
He published a small work in about the Catholic mission activities and the people of the Marshall Islands. South Pacific Mandate Under German control, and even before then, Japanese traders and fishermen from time to time visited the Marshall Islands, although contact with the islanders was irregular.
After the Meiji Restorationthe Japanese government adopted a policy of turning the Japanese Empire into a great economic and military power in East Asia. It renounced all of its Pacific possessions,  including the Marshall Islands.
The German Empire had primarily economic interests in Micronesia.Republic of the Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine (center) shopped for the black pearls, produced and set by USAID-supported Namdrik community members, during the "One Island, One Product" exhibit.
History of Tuvalu. Jump to navigation Jump to search Part of a series on the: Culture of Tuvalu In the island of Funafuti, Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak presented the Majuro Declaration to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during General Assembly Leaders’ week from 23 .
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21st century. In , Aloha Airlines canceled its flight services to the Marshall Islands. History of Bikini Atoll: The Onset Of Military Warfare (WWII- Cold War) By: Richard Park the Bikini Atoll is one of 29 atolls that composes the Marshall Islands.
Because of its remote location and its source of copra oil, used for coconuts, the Bikinians were a tightly close society with a wealth of land and resources. an island that.