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Chapter 5 Vocabulary

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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. 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 site claimed for and controlled by a distant government.
Naraez 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 Tenochtitlan 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 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 the 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 four survivors of the Narvaez expedition; returned to Mexico and then to Spain and spoke about the seven cities of gold.
De Soto Explored parts of Southeast in his search for Cibola and reached the Mississippi River.
Mission A settlement founded to spread Christianity to the people of the area.
Gulf of Mexico King Louis XIV was persuaded to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi in large part because the colony would control trade in the ____ and in the interior of North America.
1685 In ____ La Salle established Fort St. Louis on the Texas coast.
The Mississippi River Basin Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, claimed __ _____________ _______ ______ for France.
Pirate A buccaneer was a __________, especially one who preyed on ships during the 1600s.
Delta La Salle could not find the mouth of the Mississippi again because the _______ made it difficult to locate a stream that would lead to the great river.
Needed supplies; were dying La Salle became desperate to find the Mississippi because the colonists _______ ______; ______ _______.
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