Syncretism In The Spanish In America

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Spanish in America Early in American exploration there is a Spanish man named Disoto who explored the American south before eventually dying. He was followed by Coronado who ended up moving into what is now modern day New Mexico and eventually California would be discovered by Cabrillo. Spaniards being of Catholic faith felt the need to spread the word, rather forcefully as well. In Florida, the spanish had several missionaries established in the hopes of Catholicizing the local natives there (the Ajacans). Eventually a man would lead rebellions against the missionaries, his name was Don Luis. As subjectgation failed in Florida, the Spanish attempted their hand at New Mexico. In 1598, in the land later known as New Mexico there would be an explorer named Onate who traveled the Rio Grande Valley and recorded one of the earliest thanksgiving celebrations with the natives. Around 1609 the city of Santa Fe was established, the oldest capital in North America. After years of Spanish subjection there would be a revolt in which the natives managed to force the Spaniards out for 12 years. This is the Pueblo Revolt of 1860 and afterwards the Spanish agreed to respect native culture and live harmoniously. A prime example of syncretism, something the French excelled in. Between the 1700’s to the early 1800’s the Spanish had established themselves in Arizona and Texas. Arizona was used for farming and ranching due to its rich soil and vast plains. San Xavier Du Bac is a catholic

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