St. Croix, V.I. has been an American territory since 1917 after being bought from Denmark in 1917 for $25 million worth of gold. Denmark previously controlled St. Croix for approximately 184 years with Great Britain over throwing this island between 1801-02  and 1806-1816. The European influence is experienced everyday as everyone drives on the left. America still gets the last word as they drive American cars and other brands with left steering. Before all the chaos, peaceful tribes lived on the islands from 2,500 B.C. or more.