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17 terms

Life in New Spain

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conquistador
a spanish conqueror
ally
a friend who will help in a fight
conquest
the capture or taking of something by force
convert
to change from one religion to another
colonist
a person who lives in a colony
Hispaniola
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
Esteban
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
Cibola
a legendary kingdom of gold
Bartolome de Las Casas
Spanish priest who spoke out against the mistreatment of of Indians inf New Spain
Society
a group of people forming a community
plantation
a large farm with many workers who live on the land they work
Encomienda
a grant that gave a wealth settler control of tne native people who lived on the area of land
Missionary
a person who teaches his or her religion to others that have different beliefs
Mission
a religious settlement where missionaries live and work