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Equator

Imaginary line that goes across the center of the earth

Landforms

Natural shapeson earth's surface

Ecosystem

all of an area's plants and animals together with nonliving parts

Longitude

Imaginary lines that run North to south

Latitude

Imaginary lines that run east to west

Plains

Flat, gently, rolling land

Plateaus

Areas of flat, elevated land

Edwards plateau

Rise of elevation for east to west

Largest contained river in TX

Colorado River

Largest river in TX

Rio Grande

Anthropologist

Scientists that study peoples to learn how they live or lived

Archaeologists

Scientists that find remains of material, to study people's past

The great plains

Stratched from canada to south texas

Brought horses

Spaniards

Pre-contact

Time before Europeans arrived in the Americas

Pre-history

Time before written records

Paleo-indians

First americans

Mesoamerica

place where farming in America first occured in

Matrilineal society

Cado families were traced through the mother's side

Conquistadores

Soldiers and adventurers in search of gold and riches

Presidios

Military bases in Spanish colonial america

Missions

Religious communities built in borderlands

Bernado de Galvez

Govenor of Spanish Lousiana

Frances Trask

Opened a girls' border school

Thomas J. Pilgrim

Opened the first Sunday school

William goyens

Became wealthy because he owned a blacksmith and other shops

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