Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184911

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Though few may know his name, his achievement as the first European to discover San Diego Bay and many other areas on the California coast enshrines his name in the annals of American history. This exciting volume tells Cabrillo's story from an unknown soldier to the intrepid conquistador, crossbowman, landowner, shipbuilder, and explorer he became. As one of Hernan Cortes' soldiers during the conquest of Mexico and a founder of Guatemala, his actions loomed large in the future of both South America and North America. By both educating and entertaining, this biography illuminates a little-known but important Latino explorer.
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo

Author: Harry Kelsey

Publisher: Huntington Library Press

ISBN: UOM:39015047489003

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 261

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Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo brought the first European explorers to the west coast of the United States more than four centuries ago. This biography traces Cabrillo's rise from a ragged childhood in the streets of Seville to a position of power and wealth as one of the richest landholders and most intrepid adventurers in the New World. There have been many biographical essays, but this is the first full-scale biography of Cabrillo based on original research. Working from the earlieqst published accounts, through thousands of pages of unpublished documents--especially the rich collections of the Huntington Library--Kelsey presents us with a vivid account of Cabrillo's life and times.
Spanish-Americans/Lives and Faces

Author: David Arias

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412047173

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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The history of the United States is made by many extraordinary individuals who gave significat contributions to this country. Many of them are of Hispanic origin and their achievements have not been exposed to the general public. Spanish-Americans highlights the deeds of many Hispanic figures who have made significant accomplishments in this land before it became independent and after its independence. Among them, the reader will find explorers, scholars, mossionaries, sailors, politicians, sciientist, artists, athletes, etc. Each biography gives hte background of each person, the main achievement and other important aspects of the individual's life. As one reads eack fascinating biography, one can glance at the picture of the person, giving the feeling of his (or her) presence. Spanish-Americans provides an additional one hundred profiles of other extraordinary individuals who merit being remembered for their achievements. Abundant historical sources and related bibliography are provided, accompanied by an alphbetical list of names.
Los Angeles Area Missions

Author: Dianne M. MacMillan

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 9780822585183

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 68

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Go back in time to learn more about the Spanish missionaries who came to California in the 1700s and how the mission system shaped California's history. Each book in this series examines a region of California that was greatly influenced by missions. Missions introduced in Los Angeles Area Missions include: Mission San Gabriel Arc'ngel, Mission San Buenaventura, and Mission San Fernando Rey de Espa'a. In this title, you'll learn about the Native Americans living in the Los Angeles area before missionaries arrived; why missionaries chose this area and what happened when they arrived; how the missionaries designed and built the missions; what daily life was like at the missions; what happened to cause the end of each mission; and what the missions look like today. This series also includes California Mission Projects and Layouts, which provides directions for creating models of missions. Get ready for Exploring California Missions
El Camino Real de California

Author: Joseph P. Sánchez

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 9780826361035

Category: History

Page: 293

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The arrival of Spaniards in 1769 served as a defining moment for California’s future. They described the First Peoples and their cultures and provided a window into the evolution of California’s Camino Real. In an effort to establish the Camino Real de California as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Joseph P. Sánchez explores the rich history of the path running from San Diego to San Francisco in this significant study. While records capture the stories and legends of the Camino Real there is little information on the exact ground route. Sánchez utilizes historical and archaeological literature and the documentation from Spanish and Mexican archives to begin the much-needed process of authentication of this braided corridor to further establish the Camino Real de California’s integrity and valuable history, which is shared with Spain, Mexico, and Native American tribes. Their story is part of the patrimony of the Camino Real de California, which ought to be authenticated, preserved, and protected for future generations to enjoy.
Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States: Literature and Art

Author: Nicolàs Kanellos

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 1611921635

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 422

View: 347

Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Project is a national project to locate, identify, preserve and make accessible the literary contributions of U.S. Hispanics from colonial times through 1960 in what today comprises the fifty states of the United States.
Los Angeles

Author: John Caughey

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520034104

Category: History

Page: 532

View: 99

"Its intelligent combination of essays reveals much about Los Angeles which does not always find its way into socio-historical texts about the area. The editors' remarks preceding each essay expertly bind the book together. I suspect it will wind up as one of the more dog-eared volumes on my shelf."—Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles
Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier

Author: Jay H. Buckley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442249592

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 765

The Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier covers early Euro-American exploration and development of frontiers in North America. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on explorers, adventurers, traders, religious orders, developers, and indigenous peoples.