Caribbean Ch 2 vocabulary

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Chapter 2 vocabulary

San Salvador

island where columbus first landed on Ocotber 12, 1492

hispaniola

part of the Greater Antilles, long and narrow

Isabella

name columbus gave to navidad when he came back and saw it abondoned

Navidad

first European settlement where 39 men were left behind

Santiago

first capital of Cuba

Panama

was discovered by Balboa

christopher

landed on the bahama islands on October 12, 1492, he sought to sail to the indies by a westward passage

Bartolome de las Casas

he is a priest called the "Defender of the Indians" and is a great hero to many.

Diego Colon

Columubus' son. Became owner of Jamaica.

Ponce de Leon

was authorized by governor ovando to lead an expedition to Puerto Rico.

De Ovando

commander of military order of Alcantara, who finally established royal control over Hispaniola. He ruled the island til 1509

Bobadilla

was appointed by Queen Isabella as "royal governor and judge of all the islands and mainland of the Indies"

Cortes

in 1519 he sailed from Cuba with an expedition that captured the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in 1521

Montesinos

a priest in Santo Domingo, he gave a homily about the treatment of the Indians, which inspired de las casas

Capitulacion

traditional device through which the crown delegated specific royal powers to the leader of an expedition

Adelantado

title meaning leader given to the great explorers

Repartimiento

a distribution of land that individual settlers were expected to work the land, build dwellings, and remain on it for four years.

Encomienda

individual settlers could legally force "their" Indians to work without wages in a kind of semi- slavery or serfdom

Casa de Contratacion

also known as Board of trade, created by Queen isabella. first two coucils in spain charged with commissioning and overseeing both royal officials and adventurers in the Indies

Christian Monarchy

Ferdinand and Isabella were Christian monarchs which meant they were supposed to adhere to the teachings of the Church in the way they ruled their kingdom

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