Life in New Spain

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conquistador

a spanish conqueror

ally

a friend who will help in a fight

conquest

the capture or taking of something by force

convert

to change from one religion to another

colonist

a person who lives in a colony

Hispaniola

Island in the Caribbean, made up of Haiti and Dominican Republic

Hernando De Soto

Spanish Explorer who became the ist European to reach the Mississippi River

Esteban

African Sailor who traveled throughout Southwest region

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

Spanish Explorere who explored what is now Texas

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

Spanish Explorer of American Southwest in search of Cibola

Cibola

a legendary kingdom of gold

Bartolome de Las Casas

Spanish priest who spoke out against the mistreatment of of Indians inf New Spain

Society

a group of people forming a community

plantation

a large farm with many workers who live on the land they work

Encomienda

a grant that gave a wealth settler control of tne native people who lived on the area of land

Missionary

a person who teaches his or her religion to others that have different beliefs

Mission

a religious settlement where missionaries live and work

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