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Important ancient Anasazi Indian center in New Mexico that included a
pueblo of six hundred interconnected rooms.
Mistaken term that the first European explorers gave to American lands
because of the false belief that they were off the coast of Asia
Sexually transmitted disease originating in the Americans that was
transmitted and spread among Europeans after 1492.
Treaty of Tordesillas
Treaty that proclaimed a Spanish title to lands in the Americas by
dividing them with Portugal
A major Pueblo uprising of 1680 caused by Spanish efforts to suppress
the Indians' religious practices.
Spanish term for the night of June 30, 1520, when war began between
Aztecs and Spanish, leading to Spanish conquest of Mexico.
Roman Catholic religious order of friars that organized a chain of
missions in California
Italian-born explorer who thought that he had arrived off the coast of Asia rather than on unknown continents
Founded in 1565, the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in United States territory
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