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The form of political society that combines centralized government with a high degree of ethnic and cultural unity
The form of society in which family line, power, and wealth are passed primarily through the female side.
Concerning the general characteristics of a given population, including such factors as numbers, age, gender, birth and death rates, and so on.
An economic system characterized by private property, generally free trade, and open and accessible markets.
The Spanish labor system in which persons were held to unpaid service under the permanent control of their masters, though not legally owned by them.
small pox, malaria, yellow fever
Among the major European diseases that devastated Native American populations after 1492
Treaty of Tordesilla
Treaty that secured Spanish title to lands in the Americas by dividing them with Portugal
Indian uprising in New Mexico caused by Spanish efforts to suppress Indian religion
Roman Catholic religious order of friars that organized a chain of missions in California
Italian-born explorer who thought that he had arrived off the coast of Asia rather than on unknown continents
Founded in 1565, the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in United States territory
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