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  • 1492: Columbus in American Memory(151 clicks)
  • Boldly Onward(149 clicks)
    America's Adelantados - by Lindsey Williams
  • Caribbean Discovery & Encounter(154 clicks)
    Think Sheet on Caribbean Discovery and Encounter with documents provided.
  • Christopher Columbus, Journal (1492)(198 clicks)
  • Christopher Columbus, letter to the King and Queen of Spain(141 clicks)
    probably 1494
  • Christopher Columbus: Extracts from Journal(216 clicks)
    From the journal of Columbus in his voyage of 1492.
  • Columbus May Have Brought Syphilis To Europe From New World(209 clicks)
    Science News
  • COLUMBUS' LANDFALL(139 clicks)
  • Columbus' Ships(141 clicks)
    Short description of the ships.
  • Defining the Coastlines(152 clicks)
    Defining the Coastlines: Eyewitness Testimony and the Mapping of Spain's First American Possessions, 1492-1536 William D. Phillips, Jr. University of Minnesota
  • Discoverers Web(136 clicks)
    All kinds of information found on the web about voyages of discovery and exploration.
  • Ferdinand Magellan(146 clicks)
    Biography with map.
  • Ferdinand Magellan(146 clicks)
  • Las Casas on the Five Kings of Hispaniola(146 clicks)
    "Bartolome de Las Casas, in writing his Aplogética Historia, wrote about the political divisions of the inhabitants of the island of Hispaniola (the seat of Spanish authority in the Caribbean) ."
  • Letter from Christopher Columbus to the King & Queen of Spain(156 clicks)
    The great explorer asks for bebefits
  • Magellan: Missing in Action (133 clicks)
    by Laurence Bergreen Author of Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
  • Native Women Preparing Manioc for a Feast(138 clicks)
    Engraving by Theodor de Bry, 1590.
  • Pedro Álvares Cabral(163 clicks)
    Short biography in Portuguese.
  • Pedro Alvarez Cabral(150 clicks)
    From the Catholic Encyclopedia
  • Peter van der Krogt's postcards of Columbus Monuments(176 clicks)
    postcard collection
  • Privileges and Prerogatives Granted .. Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus(140 clicks)
    Privileges and Prerogatives Granted by Their Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus : 1492
  • Spanish Exploration and Conquest of Native America(142 clicks)
  • The European Voyages of Exploration: the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries(145 clicks)
    from the University of Calgary. "During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries two nations, Portugal and Spain, pioneered the European discovery of sea routes that were the first channels of interaction between all of the world's continents, thus beginning the process of globalisation in which we all live today. This tutorial introduces the student to these two pioneering nations, their motivations, their actions, and the inevitable consequences of their colonisation. This tutorial also examines the geographical, technological, economic, political, and cultural patterns of that era."
  • The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza De Vaca (1542)(178 clicks)
    From PBS
  • The Relación de Fray Ramón Pané(162 clicks)
    "the earliest surviving account of the history, customs, and religious beliefs of any native American culture. His Relación of the Taino describes the inhabitants of the island known today as Puerto Rico."