Historians disagree on whether Cook was cannibalised or not.
There are reports that, upon Cook's death, he was cannibalised, but cannibalism was not actively practised in Hawaii at this time.
It seems his body was prepared in an unusual ritual, which may have seemed like cannibalism to those of his crew who witnessed it. Because he had originally been regarded as a god by the natives, his heart was divided between tribal chiefs and eaten. his hands were stuffed with salt to preserve them, whilst many of his bones were placed around the island, given to other significant tribal chiefs. What was left of his remains were then returned to his crew in dignified fashion, with a cloak of white and black feathers, where they were placed in a small coffin and buried at sea.
1480John Cabot arrives in Bristol, England, with his wife and 3 sons. He is a POOR MAN so he works in the Bristol fishing industry. After many years of hard work he finances the building of his own ship. A Bristol merchant named Richard AMERIKE helps to finance his voyages.
NOTE: Little is known about Captain James Cook's life during the early years and part of it is truth while other is fiction.
Captain James Cook's siblings were:
- No Name ... son born Sunday, October 27th, 1728
- Christina born 1731
- Mary (died in 1736)
- Jane born 1738 (died 1742)
- Mary (#2) born 1740
- Margaret born 1742
- William born 1745 (died 1748)