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a spanish conqueror


a friend who will help in a fight


the capture or taking of something by force


to change from one religion to another


a person who lives in a colony


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


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


a legendary kingdom of gold

Bartolome de Las Casas

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


a group of people forming a community


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


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


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


a religious settlement where missionaries live and work

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