7th Grade Texas History- set 1

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bison/buffalo

Animal vital to Native Americans - provided food, shelter, clothing, and tools

Northwest Passage

A water route that French explores thought would make trading easier - cut through rather than sail around

missions

Spanish churches

presidio

military forts - provide protection to mission and towns

emprasario

person that helped settlers from Mexico

peninsulares

class distinction - white people born in Spain

criollos

class distinction - white people born in the colonies

mestizos

class distinction - mix of races