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Texas History (matching) <3

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Equator
Imaginary line that goes across the center of the earth
Landforms
Natural shapeson earth's surface
Ecosystem
all of an area's plants and animals together with nonliving parts
Longitude
Imaginary lines that run North to south
Latitude
Imaginary lines that run east to west
Plains
Flat, gently, rolling land
Plateaus
Areas of flat, elevated land
Edwards plateau
Rise of elevation for east to west
Largest contained river in TX
Colorado River
Largest river in TX
Rio Grande
Anthropologist
Scientists that study peoples to learn how they live or lived
Archaeologists
Scientists that find remains of material, to study people's past
The great plains
Stratched from canada to south texas
Brought horses
Spaniards
Pre-contact
Time before Europeans arrived in the Americas
Pre-history
Time before written records
Paleo-indians
First americans
Mesoamerica
place where farming in America first occured in
Matrilineal society
Cado families were traced through the mother's side
Conquistadores
Soldiers and adventurers in search of gold and riches
Presidios
Military bases in Spanish colonial america
Missions
Religious communities built in borderlands
Bernado de Galvez
Govenor of Spanish Lousiana
Frances Trask
Opened a girls' border school
Thomas J. Pilgrim
Opened the first Sunday school
William goyens
Became wealthy because he owned a blacksmith and other shops