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Chapter 5 Vocabulary

What is the significance of Hispaniola? It is the site of 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, and that he had landed in the Indies
What best describes an expedition? A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite purpose
Why is Santo Domingo the first permanent colony in the Americas? It was the first place claimed for and controlled by a distant government.
Granted the land of Florida by the king of Spain; drowned at sea while attempting to reach Mexico Narvaez
Founded the city of Veracruz; seized the city of Tenochtitlan and renamed it the city of Mexico Cortes
A general term for a Spanish explorer who searched for wealth and land in the Americas conquistador
Governor of a colony who rules in the name of the king viceroy
Native American village of houses built of adobe peublo
explored areas of present-day Mexico, Texas, and Kansas in his search for Cibola Coronado
Person belonging to one of the religious brotherhoods of the Roman Catholic church friar
One who is sent to do religious or charitable work in a territory or foreign country missionary
To grant power or athority to carry out a specific task commission
One of 4 survivors of the Narvaez expidition; returned to Mexico and then to Spain and spoke about the 7 cities of gold Cabeza De Vaca
Explored parts of the Southeast in his search for Cibola and reached the Mississippi river De Soto
A settlement founed to spread Christianity to the people of the area mission
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