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TX Hist - Chps 4, 5, and 6 Vocab

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Conquistador
One of the Spanish soldiers who sought riches and power for themselves, and wealth and glory for Spain, in the conquest of the Americas
Sandbar
a ridge of sand built up by currects in a river or coastal waters
Mission
A religious settlement
Friar
A member of a Catholic religious order
Stockade
an enclosure of posts made to form a defense
Viceroy
A governor who rules as a representative of a king or sovereign
Pueblo
A Native American village with joined, flat-roofed buildings
Presidio
A Spanish military outpost
Tejano
A person of Mexican heritage who considers Texas as home.
Liberation
Setting something free
Republic
A government in which the power lies with the citizens, who vote for people to represent them.
Vaquero
A cowhand
Lariat
A light light rope used with a running noose to catch livestock or without the noose to tether grazing animals.
Council
A group of advisers
Mestizo
A person of mixed blood, usually Spanish or Native American
Alliance
An agreement by two or more nations, people, or groups to work together
Province
One district of a country
Filibuster
An individual who carries out rebellious activities in a foreign country
Ayuntamiento
city council
Alcalde
the chief official of a Spanish town