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TX History Ch. 5

Early Explorers of Texas

TermDefinition
OCTOBER 12, 1492 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ARRIVED IN THE CARIBBEAN.
FUND TO PROVIDE THE MONEY FOR
CONQUISTADOR A SPANISH SOLDIER-EXPLORER WHO SOUGHT PERSONAL RICHES AND POWER, AS WELL AS WEALTH AND GLORY FOR SPAIN, INTHE CONQUEST OF THE AMERICAS.
OTTOMANS CONTROLLED THE LAND ROUTES ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST AND DEMANDED HIGH FEES FROM TRADERS.
BARTOLOMEU DIAS A PORTUGUESE EXPLORER SAILED ALONG THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA.
FEBRUARY 1519 YEAR HERNAN CORTES LANDED IN MEXICO.
HERNAN CORTES SPANISH CONQUISTADOR LANDED IN MEXICO. _________ AND HIS SMALL ARMY CONQUERED THE POWERFUL AZTEC EMPIRE.
MISSION A RELIGIOUS SETTLEMENT.
AREA A PART OF A LARGER PLACE.
AGE OF CONTACT AN ERA OF JOURNEY OF THE CABEZA DE VACA THROUGH TEXAS, LASTED FROM 1960, WHEN SPAIN MADE ITS FIRST SETTLEMENTS IN THE AREA.
1528-1542 TEH JOURNEY OF ALVAR NUNEZ CABEZA DE VACA AND HIS COMPANIONS FROM FLORIDA TO THE PACIFIC.
ASTUTE SHREWD, CRAFTY.
AFFEND TO ATTACK OR INJURE
LOOPHOLE AN OPEN SPACE INA SHELTER THROUGH WHICH FIGHTERS CAN SHOOT
LODGE A NATIVE AMERICAN DWELLING
PARAPET A LOW WALL OR EARTHEN MOUND AT THE TOP OF A TRENCH FOR PROTECTION.
ALVAR NUNEZ CABEZA DE VACA WAS BORN IN 1490 IN THE TOWN OF JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA IN SOUTHERN SPAIN.
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