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    Chaco Canyon, Ancient Pueblo Peoples   Chaco Canyon, Ancient Pueblo Peoples
Between AD 900 and 1150, Chaco Canyon was a major center of culture for the Ancient Pueblo Peoples. Chacoans quarried sandstone blocks and hauled timber from great distances, assembling 15 major complexes which remained the largest buildings in North...
 
    Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, Historian   Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, Historian
Peter Martyr d'Anghiera was an Italian-born historian of Spain and its discoveries during the Age of Exploration. He wrote the first accounts of explorations in Central and South America in a series of letters and reports, grouped in the original Lat...
 
    Montezuma II, Emperor of the Aztecs   Montezuma II, Emperor of the Aztecs
Moctezuma or Montezuma II was an Aztec ruler, leader of the Aztec Triple Alliance from c. 1502–1520. He is famous for being the ruler of the Aztec empire at the start of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The portrayal of Moctezuma in history has mos...
 
    Bartolomé de Las Casas, Missionary   Bartolomé de Las Casas, Missionary
Bartolomé de Las Casas, Spanish missionary and historian, called the apostle of the Indies. He went to Hispaniola with his father in 1502, and eight years later he was ordained a priest. In 1514 he began to work for the improvement of conditions amon...
 
    Cabeza de Vaca, Spanish Explorer   Cabeza de Vaca, Spanish Explorer
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer of the New World, one of four survivors of the Narváez expedition. He is remembered as a proto-anthropologist for his detailed accounts of the many tribes of Native Americans, first published in 1542...
 
    Atahualpa, Incan Emperor   Atahualpa, Incan Emperor
Atahualpa, last independent Incan emperor, favorite son of Huayna Capac. At his father's death (1525) he received the kingdom of Quito while his half brother, the legitimate heir Huáscar, inherited the rest of the Inca empire. Shortly before the arri...
 
    Florentine Codex, Bernardino de Sahagún   Florentine Codex, Bernardino de Sahagún
The Florentine Codex is the common name given to a 16th century ethnographic research project in Mesoamerica by Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún. Bernardino originally titled it: La Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva Espana (in English: the...
 
    Pocahontas, Indian Princess   Pocahontas, Indian Princess
Pocahontas was an Indian princess, the daughter of Powhatan, the powerful chief of the Algonquian Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia. She was born around 1595 to one of Powhatan's many wives. They named her Matoaka, though she is better know...
 
    Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks   Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, baptised as Catherine Tekakwitha and informally known as Lily of the Mohawks, is a Roman Catholic saint, and was an Algonquin-Mohawk virgin and religious laywoman. Born in present-day New York, she survived smallpox and was o...
 
    Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Revolutionary   Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Revolutionary
Túpac Amaru II (executed in Cuzco May 18, 1781) was a leader of an indigenous uprising in 1780 against the Spanish in Peru. Although unsuccessful , he later became a mythical figure in the Peruvian struggle for independence and indigenous rights move...
 
    George Catlin, Painter Native Americans   George Catlin, Painter Native Americans
George Catlin was an American painter, author and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Following a brief career as a lawyer, Catlin produced two major collections of paintings of American Indians and published a...
 
    Benito Juárez, President of Mexico   Benito Juárez, President of Mexico
Benito Juárez was a Mexican lawyer and politician of Zapotec origin from Oaxaca who served five terms as president of Mexico: 1858–1861 as interim, 1861–1865, 1865–1867, 1867–1871 and 1871–1872. Benito Juárez was the first Mexican leader who did not...
 
    Red Cloud, Chief Oglala Lakota   Red Cloud, Chief Oglala Lakota
Red Cloud was a war leader and the head Chief of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux). His reign was from 1868 to 1909. One of the most capable Native American opponents the United States Army faced, he led a successful conflict in 1866–1868 known as Red Cloud'...
 
    Spotted Elk, Lakota Sioux Leader   Spotted Elk, Lakota Sioux Leader
Spotted Elk was the name of a chief of the Miniconjou Lakota Sioux. He was a son of chief One Horn (Miniconjou) and became a chief upon the death of his father. He was a highly renowned chief with skills in war and negotiations. He became known as Bi...
 
    Geronimo, Apache Leader   Geronimo, Apache Leader
Geronimo ("one who yawns") was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who defended his people against the encroachment of the United States on their tribal lands for over 25 years. Geronimo was born to the Bedonkohe band of the A...
 
     

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