WHAT'S INSIDE: SOUTH AMERICA

From Brazil to Peru and everywhere in between, learn about the diverse cultures, leaders and events that played significant roles in South American history.
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FEATURED: SOUTH AMERICA

The first major French settlement was at Cayenne in 1643. The colony was at various times controlled by the Dutch, English, French, and Portuguese until French rule was restored in 1817.

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History of South America

The first inhabitants of South America were probably descendants of Asians who crossed the Bering Strait in prehistoric times.

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