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ch. 5 Vocabulary

It is the site of the first Spanish colonies in Americas. What is the significance if Hispaniola?
Spain. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand were the rulers of...
the earth was round. he could reach Asia by sailing west from Europe. which of the following best describes an expedition?
a journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite purpose. Which of the following best describes a expedition?
it was the first place claimed and controlled by a distant government. Why is Santo Domingo considered the first permanent colony in the Americas?
Narvaez. granted by 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 Tenochtitlan and renamed it the city of Mexico
conquistador. general term for 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 of houses made of adobe.
Coronado. explored areas of present-day new Mexico,Texas,and Kansas in his search for cibola.
friar. a person belonging to one of the religous brotherhoods of the roman catholic church.
missionary. one who is sent to do religous or charitable in a territory or foreign country.
commission. to grant the power or athority to carry out a specific task.
Cabeza de Vaca one of four survivors of the narvaez expidition;returned to mexicoand then spain and spoke about the seven cities of gold.
De soto explored parts in the southeast in his search for cibola and reached the mississippi river.
mission a settelment founded to spread christianity to hte people of the area.
Gulf of Mexico king lois XIV was pursuaded to establish a colony at the mouth of the mississippi in large part because the colony would control trade in the atlantic ans the interior of north america.
1685 in 1681 La salle established fort St. lois on the texas coast.
True Rene-Robert Caveliar, Sieur de salle, claimed the mississippi river basin for france.
delta La Salle could not find the mouth of the mississippi again because the isthmus made it difficult to locate a stream that would lead to the great river.
pirate a buccaneer was a type of whale, especally one who preyed on ships during the 1600's.
needed supplies were dying La Salle became desperate to find the Mississippi because the colonists needed fresh water.`