Here I have added The Pioneer Trail: Cowboys, Indians and Pilgrims, Prologue and Chapter 1 (draft version, PDF). Previous blogs posted here are based on this text. This
text is an excellent summary of the early history of the colonization of North America, and is only the beginning of a long saga in blogs and chapters to come. (photo galleries are not accessible in this format). Please be free to download and read at your own leisure. This also is a good outline for history classes, students and teachers. Suggestions, comments and corrections are welcome anytime.