English privateer describes Guam in 1710
Rogers gained notoriety as a successful pillager of Spanish ships and ports around the world. When he came to Guam in March of 1710, he had no desire to wage war on the small Spanish colony, but he did want provisions, and was willing to fight to get them.
The Spanish, on the other hand, under Governor Antonio Pimentel, could not fight, and treated the British like welcome guests. Rogers describes how life had changed for the Chamorros in just 15 years since the last Chamorro-Spanish battle.
WHAT WAS DIFFERENT
Fruits brought in by the Spaniards : watermelons, lemons, oranges, melons.
Animals brought in by the Spaniards : cattle and hogs, the latter very tasty since they fed on breadfruit and coconuts.
People brought in by the Spaniards : the 200 soldiers brought in from Latin America, the Philippines and maybe a few from Spain were marrying the native women.
WHAT REMAINED THE SAME
The men were still being described as tall and strong.
They were still expert stone-slingers, rarely ever missing their target.
They still wore the bare minimum in clothing.
They still were making the proas or sakman canoes.