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Explorers/Missions

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
adobe a clay deposited by rivers, used in the production of bricks
colony a country or area under the control of another country: a group of people living there
conquistadors Spanish conquerors of the Americas in the sixteenth century
expedition a trip made for a specific purpose, especially to explore
merchants people who buy and sell goods for profit
migrate move from one location to the other
missionary a person who shares their religious faith with others, usually in other countries
pueblos American Indian apartment-like dwellings usually several stories high
strait a narrow water way connecting two larger bodies of water
voyage a long journey by air, land, or sea
alliances associations of groups who agree to cooperate for common goals
archaeologists scientists who study ancient people and cultures
captive a person held against his or her will; a prisoner
deserted left without permission
foraged searched for food
hostile very unfriendly
remote far from civilization or populated areas
seminary a school for the training of priests
trading post a store in a remote location where traders barter, or trade for supplies
trinkets small items of little value
Created by: sefcik4