These methods were three—intermarriages, the giving of hostages, and solemn oaths.
Intermarriages with the Irish were no doubt common from the first.
Intermarriages are frequent between the natives of these islands.
Spanish pride did not suffice to prevent these intermarriages of Arab and Spaniard.
Since then these families have been kept up only by intermarriages with later parvenus.
Their descendants are however numerous, and by intermarriages with the new comers, spread over every part of the Province.
These are also carved on the poles and show the intermarriages of ancestors, the leading families having the most elaborate poles.
Intermarriages had become frequent among them; and these proved the fruitful cause of religious dissensions.
Again, as was inevitable from the nature of the case, intermarriages were common between the two races.
This was brought about in part by their trading with the whites and in part by their intermarriages.