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History - Chapter 3

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Bartolome de Las Casas
A Spanish priest who defended Indian rights.
conquistador
A Spanish explorer whose main goal was to find gold and riches.
courier de bois
In New France, a person who trapped furs without permission from the French government.
encomienda
A large area of land given to Spanish colonists, in New Spain, that included Indian Villages.
fertile
Soil or land that is good for growing crops.
gold & salt
The two resources items that made West Africa a very rich area.
mission
A settlement where missionaries lived and worked to convert natives to Christianity.
Pope'
Pueblo priest who lead a revolt against the Spanish, keeping them out for 12 years.
religion
In addition to land & riches, the third reason many explorers began coming to the new world.
Roanoke
The first English colony. Lasted a few years before it was mysteriously abandoned.
slavery
The act of owning another person(s).
Songhai
Large and rich West African Kingdom that control many trade routes and was well known for its cities of Jenne (medicine), Gao (art), and Timbuktu (education).
Trade Routes
Any route regularly followed by traders in ships, merchants and caravans.