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hernando cortez
was eager to win riches and glory
moctezuma
the aztec emperor who ruled over much of mexico
francisco pizaro
bold conquistador, set his sights on the incan empire
juan ponce de leon
traveled through parts of florida in 1503 looking for the fountain of youth
bartolome de las casas
harsh condishions led him to seek reform
conquistador
conquerors who marched into the americas in the 1500s
pueblo
towns,were centers of farming and trade
presidio
forts where soldiers lived
mission
religious settlements run by catholic priests and friars
peninsulare
person from spain who held a positon of power in a spanish colony
creole
people born in the americas to spanish parents
mestizo
people mixed of spanish and indian
encomienda
land grants that included the right to demand labor or taxes from native americans
plantation
large estate farmed by many workers