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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 was a 16th-century Spanish historian, social reformer and Dominican friar. He became the first resident Bishop of Chiapas, and the first officially appointed "Protector of the Indians". His extensive writings, the most famous b...
 
    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...
 
    Hispanic Heritage   Hispanic Heritage
Events in Hispanic American history. Welcome to the Hispanic Heritage Month free resource site. Thomson Gale has assembled a collection of activities and information to complement classroom topics. Within this site, teachers and students can: * R...
 
    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...
 
    Toussaint Louverture, Haiti Revolution 1797   Toussaint Louverture, Haiti Revolution 1797
François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture, also Toussaint Bréda, was a leader of the Haitian Revolution. Born in Saint-Domingue, in a long struggle for independence Toussaint led enslaved Africans and Afro-Haitians to victory over French colonisers, ab...
 
    Olaudah Equiano, Abolition Slave Trade   Olaudah Equiano, Abolition Slave Trade
Olaudah Equiano also known as Gustavus Vassa, was one of the most prominent Africans involved in the British movement of the abolition for the slave trade. His autobiography depicted the horrors of slavery and helped influence British lawmakers to ab...
 
    Dessalines, Leader Haitian Revolution   Dessalines, Leader Haitian Revolution
Jean-Jacques Dessalines was a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1801 constitution. Initially regarded as governor-general, Dessalines later named himself Emperor Jacques I of Haiti (1804–1806). He...
 
    Bennelong, Aboriginal Interlocutor   Bennelong, Aboriginal Interlocutor
Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, an Aboriginal (Koori) people of the Port Jackson area, at the time of the first British settlement in Australia, in 1788. Bennelong served as an interlocutor between the Eora and the British, both...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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