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Maiden Voyage

These paintings were created in reference to the long historical relationship between the Philippines and the United States that began in the mid 1500's. The first record of Filipino people in North America served as navigators and slaves onboard Spanish galleon ships which landed in Morro Bay, California in 1587. The first Filipino settlement in the U.S. was in 1763 in the bayous of what is now known as Louisiana.

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