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Chapter 5 Vocabulary

What is the significance of Hispaniola? It is the site the first Spanish colony in the Americas.
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand were the rulers of Spain
Christopher Columbus believed that The earth was round, he could reach Asia by sailing west from Europe, he had landed in the Indies.
Which of the following best describes an expedition? A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite purpose.
Why is Santo Domingo considered the first permanent colony in the Americas? It was the first place claimed for and controlled by a distant government.
Narvaez granted the land of Florida by the king of Spain; drowned at sea while attempting to reach Mexico.
Cortes founded the city of Veracruz; seized the city of Tenoochtitlan and renamed it the city of Mexico.
conquistador general term for a Spanish explorer who searched for wealth and land in the Americas.
viceroy governor of a colony who rules in the name of the king
pueblo Native American village made of houses built of adobe.
Coronado explored areas of present-day New Mexico, Texas, and Kansas in his search for Cibola.
friar person belonging to one of the religious brotherhoods of the Roman Catholic Church.
missionary one who is sent to do religious or charitable work in a territory or foreign country
commission to grant the power or authority to carry out a specific task
Cabeza de Vaca one of the four survivors of the Narvarez expedition; returned to Mexico and then to Spain and spoke about the seven cities of gold
De Soto explored parts of the Southeast in his search for Cibola and reached the Mississippi River.
mission a settlement founded to spread Christianity to the people of the area.