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Texas History-Chap 4/Grant
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Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506) Landed in the Caribean.
Members of the Catholic shurch that were sent to develop settlements and convert the Indians
Capital of the Aztec Empire, located on an island in Lake Texcoco. Its population was about 150,000 on the eve of Spanish conquest. Mexico City was constructed on its ruins. (p. 305)
Chief of the Aztec who could not resist Cortez. Taken hostage and killed in a revolt
Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda
First to explore Texas coast and map it. Killed by the Indians
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Shipped wrecked on Texas coast with Panfile de Narvaez and Estavanico. Landed near Galveston. Befreinded by the Indians. Wandered through Texas for 6 years finally making it to Mexico City
The first black man in Texas. Traveled with Cabeza de Vaca.
Spain's highest ranking official in New Spain. He is the representative for the monarchy.
Antonis de Mendoza
Spain's viceroy that Cabeza de Vaca got permission from to explore Texas
Fray Marcos de Niza
Priest chosen to head advance party to check out rumors of golden cities
Ficticious land rumored to have seven cities make of gold.
Who killed Estevanico
The Zuni Indians
Francisco Vazques de Coronado
Rich, young, leader chosen to lead the expedition to find the lands of gold (Cibola)
What was Cibola in actuality
Pueblo city made of mud (Coronado had seen it from a distance and went back to Mexico to brag about it. When they returned they found houses of mud)
An Indian who told Coronado of a fabulous place called Quivira that was "filled with riches". He lead them on a wild goose chase. Put to death by Coronado.
Herman de Soto
Explored from Florida to the Mississippy river and died. Moscoso took over for him.
Luis de Muscoso
Took over for de Soto's expedition and traveled from the Mississippy to the Brazos
Lady in Blue
A spnish nun who claimed to have out of body travel experiences to go teach the Indians--there were many rumors by Indians or their incounters with her
Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
French Explorer that accidentally landed in Texas while searching fo the mouth of the MIssissippe River. The expedition was a failure but because the French showed interest in Texas, the Spanish started settling it so that they would not loose their claim. One ship was captured by the Spaniards, one shipwrecked on a sandbar. They made a settlement called St. Louis and most of the people died of disease or were killed or taken by Indians. (Karankawas)
Large Empire in Mexico that was invaded by Cortez
Spanish king or quees
A legendary god of the Aztec people. They thought Cortez was Quetzalcoatl
build up of sediment caused by tides or currents in a river or sea. They can cause ships to get stuck.
a Native American village with joined, flat-roofed buildings
a fence or defensive barrier of upright stakes or timbers, as might surrond a fort
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