Latin American Colonial Era

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Tomb of Vasco da Gama in Jeronimos Monastery, Belem, Lisbon, Portugal

 
 



 
 

EXPLORERS AND CONQUISTADORS
Exploration: The Americas
Hernán Cortés
Juan de Grijalva
Pedro de Alvarado
Bartolome de las Casas
Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca (1490-1557)
Ferdinand Magellan
Francisco de Montejo
Francisco Pizarro
Juan Ponce de Leon
Gonzalo de Sandoval
Cristobal de Olid
Diego Velazquez
Headless remains of Nicaragua's conquistador founder discovered (Francisco Hernández de Córdoba)
Henry VII, First Letters Patent Granted to John Cabot and His Sons (1496)
 
 

ARTICLES
Black Conquistadors: Armed Africans in Early Spanish America
'Conquistadors': A Conquest Whose Daring Matched Its Cruelty
'Conquistadors': PBS Examines the Spanish Invasion of the New World
Disease Transfer at Contact
The Introduction of the Horse into the Western Hemisphere
The Map That Named America May Now Call It Home
Encomienda or Slavery? The Spanish Crown's Choice of Labor Organization in Sixteenth-Century Spanish America
 
 

RELIGION
Vatican Is Investigating the Inquisition, in Secret