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  • 1492: Columbus in American Memory(115 clicks)
  • Boldly Onward(111 clicks)
    America's Adelantados - by Lindsey Williams
  • Caribbean Discovery & Encounter(116 clicks)
    Think Sheet on Caribbean Discovery and Encounter with documents provided.
  • Christopher Columbus, Journal (1492)(140 clicks)
  • Christopher Columbus, letter to the King and Queen of Spain(105 clicks)
    probably 1494
  • Christopher Columbus: Extracts from Journal(160 clicks)
    From the journal of Columbus in his voyage of 1492.
  • Columbus May Have Brought Syphilis To Europe From New World(154 clicks)
    Science News
  • COLUMBUS' LANDFALL(103 clicks)
  • Columbus' Ships(101 clicks)
    Short description of the ships.
  • Defining the Coastlines(117 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(101 clicks)
    All kinds of information found on the web about voyages of discovery and exploration.
  • Ferdinand Magellan(108 clicks)
    Biography with map.
  • Ferdinand Magellan(104 clicks)
  • Las Casas on the Five Kings of Hispaniola(109 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(121 clicks)
    The great explorer asks for bebefits
  • Magellan: Missing in Action (95 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(100 clicks)
    Engraving by Theodor de Bry, 1590.
  • Pedro Álvares Cabral(118 clicks)
    Short biography in Portuguese.
  • Pedro Alvarez Cabral(109 clicks)
    From the Catholic Encyclopedia
  • Peter van der Krogt's postcards of Columbus Monuments(132 clicks)
    postcard collection
  • Privileges and Prerogatives Granted .. Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus(102 clicks)
    Privileges and Prerogatives Granted by Their Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus : 1492
  • Spanish Exploration and Conquest of Native America(107 clicks)
  • The European Voyages of Exploration: the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries(106 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)(130 clicks)
    From PBS
  • The Relación de Fray Ramón Pané(120 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."