Age Of Contact (Timeline)

The Age Of Contact Timeline God, Gold, And Glory

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Cabeza De Baca

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Cabeza de Vaca, Álvar Núñez. 1490–1557 Spanish explorer. In 1528, he was shipwrecked off the Texas coast. He and three survivors became the first Europeans to explore the American Southwest, eventually settling in Mexico 1536.

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LaSalle

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He was born in Rouen, France, on November 22, 1643, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was an explorer known for leading an expedition down the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. He claimed the region watered by the Mississippi for France and named it Louisiana after King Louis XIV.

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Fort St. Louis

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Fort Louis was built in 1789 on a hill over Marigot Bay and the island of Anguilla by the people in the town, on the orders of Jean Sebastian de Durat, who was governor of St Martin and St Barth, for the king of France at the time.

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Pineda Mapping Texas

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Alonso Álvarez de Pineda Aldeacentenera, 1494-1520 was a Spanish explorer and cartographer who was first documented in Texas history. In 1519 he led several expeditions to map the western coastlines of the Gulf of Mexico, from the Yucatán Peninsula to the Pánuco River,  north of Veracruz.

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Spanish Conquistador

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A conquistador is a person whants to conquer new territory. A conquistador was the name given to the Fifteenth-to-Seventeenth century Spanish and Portugese soldiers who conquered much of the world, mostsly the Central and Southern Americas.

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Spanish Colonial

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A style of architecture characteristic of Spanish America.

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Roman Catholic Religion

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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.29 billion members. One of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a role in the history and development of Western civilisation.

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Missions And Presidios

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Their purpose was to provide military support for missions, and settlements, until these communities could support themselves. The main purpose of a presidio was to protect the colonists from attacks by Native Texans.

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Canary Islanders

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Canary Islanders, or Canarians, are a group in the archipelago of the Canary Islands, near the coast of Western Africa.

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The Founding Of San Antonio

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San Antonio was given its name on June 13, 1691, because that was the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua and the day that a Spanish expedition came to the river they called Rio San Antonio. But San Antonio was not founded until 1718, when its first mission and first presidio was established at San Pedro Springs.

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Camino Reale

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El Camino Real, sometimes associated with Calle Real, usually refers to the historic 600-mile road connecting Alta California's 21 missions, four presidios, and three pueblos, stretching from Mission San Diego de Alcalá in San Diego in the south Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma north.



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