Christianity and colonialism
Christianity and colonialism are often closely associated because Catholicism and Protestantism were the religions of the European colonial powers and acted in many ways as the "religious arm" of thos...
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Colonialism
An excerpt from the film Uganda Rising showing in a (very!) brief overview the utter decimation of Africa that took place via colonialism and the so-called ...
Age of Discovery
Artwork and map animation help illustrate the exciting voyages of Prince Henry the Navigator, Díaz, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Ponce de León, Balboa,...
Colonialism
Colonialism is the establishment, exploitation, maintenance, acquisition, and expansion of colony in one territory by a political power from another territory. It is a set of unequal relationships bet...
Colonialism - Wikipedia
Age of Discovery
The Age of Discovery is a period of European global exploration that started in the early 15th century with the first Portuguese discoveries in the Atlantic archipelagos and Africa, as well as the dis...
Age of Discovery - Wikipedia
Catholic Church and the Age of Discovery
The Catholic Church during the Age of Discovery inaugurated a major effort to spread Christianity in the New World and to convert the Native Americans and other indigenous people. The evangelical effo...
Catholic Church and the Age of Discovery - Wikipedia
Spanish missions in the Americas
The Spanish missions in the Americas were Christian missions established by the Spanish Empire during the 15th to 17th centuries in an area extending from Mexico and the southwestern portions of what ...
Spanish missions in the Americas - Wikipedia
French colonization of the Americas
The French colonization of the Americas began in the 16th century, and continued on into the following centuries as France established a colonial empire in the Western Hemisphere. France founded colon...
France Équinoxiale
Equinoctial France was the contemporary name given to the colonization efforts of France in the 17th century in South America, around the line of Equator, before "tropical" had fully gained its modern...
Russian America
Russian America (Russian: Русская Америка, Russkaya Amerika) was the name of Russian colonial possessions in the Americas from 1733 to 1867. Settlements spanned parts of what are now the US states...
Russian America - Wikipedia
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Population history of indigenous peoples of the Americas
The population figure for Indigenous peoples in the Americas before the 1492 voyage of Christopher Columbus has proven difficult to establish. Scholars rely on archaeological data and written records ...
Population history of indigenous peoples of the Americas - Wikipedia
Regio Patalis
Regio Patalis is Latin for "the Region of Patala". It took its name from the ancient city of Patala (now Thatta) at the mouth of the Indus River. By medieval times its actual location had been lost to...
Regio Patalis - Wikipedia
Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson (born c. 1560s/70s) was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century.Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a prospective Northwest Passage to ...
Henry Hudson - Wikipedia
Misión Nuestra Señora de los Dolores del Sur Chillá
The Jesuit missionary Clemente Guillén founded Mission Dolores in 1721, on the Gulf coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico, about midway between Loreto and La Paz in Baja California Sur, Mexico.Dolores ...
Visita de Calamajué
The Cochimí settlement of Calamajué in Baja California, Mexico was briefly, in 1766–1767, a Jesuit visita or subordinate mission station.About 90 kilometers north of San Borja, Calamajué was found by ...
Belgian colonial empire
The Belgian colonial empire (French: Empire colonial belge; Dutch: Belgische koloniale rijk) comprised three colonies controlled by Belgium between 1885 and 1962: Belgian Con...
Belgian colonial empire - Wikipedia
Mission Revival Style architecture
The Mission Revival Style was an architectural movement that began in the late 19th century for a colonial style's revivalism and reinterpretation, which drew inspiration from the late 18th and early ...
Mission Revival Style architecture - Wikipedia
Misión San Francisco Borja
San Borja was a Spanish mission established in 1762 by the Jesuit Wenceslaus Linck at the Cochimí settlement of Adac, west of Bahía de los Ángeles.Before becoming a mission, the future site of San Bor...
Alonso Sánchez
Alonso Sánchez (also known as Alonso Sánchez de Huelva) was a fifteenth-century mariner and merchant born in Huelva, Spain, on Andalusia's Atlantic coast. Legend has it that he was a mariner who reach...
Alonso Sánchez - Wikipedia
José María de Zalvidea
José María de Zalvidea (2 March 1780—1846) was a Spanish Franciscan missionary. He was born at Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain, and became a Franciscan at the convent of San Mames, Cantabria, 13 December...
Christopher de Haro
Christopher de Haro (in Portuguese, Cristóvão de Haro) was a Lisbon-based merchant of Flemish origin. As a financier and representative of the Fuggers he provided the financial backing to Ferdinand Ma...
Patwin people
The Patwin (also Patween, Southern Wintu) are a band Wintun people native to the area of Northern California. The Patwin comprise the southern branch of the Wintun group, native inhabitants of Califor...
Spanish missions in Trinidad
Spanish Missions in Trinidad were established as part of the Spanish colonisation of its new possessions. In 1687 the Catholic Catalan Capuchin friars were given responsibility for religious conversio...
Spanish missions in Trinidad - Wikipedia
Trading post
A trading post was a place or establishment where the trading of goods took place; the term is generally used, in modern parlance, in reference to such establishments in historic Northern America, alt...
Trading post - Wikipedia
Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians
The Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of Kumeyaay Indians, who are sometimes known as Mission Indians.
In 1875, the t...
Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians - Wikipedia
Luis de Santangel
Luis de Santángel (died 1498) was a baptized Jew and finance minister to Ferdinand II who made the case to Isabella I in favor of Christopher Columbus' voyage in 1492.
In 1486, Ferdinand and Isabe...
Luis de Santangel - Wikipedia
Marià Paieres i Borràs
Father Marià Paieres i Borràs (Catalan), commonly known as Mariano Payeras or Payéras (in Spanish) (October 10, 1769 – April 28, 1823) was a Spanish missionary to the Americas. He was born at Inca on ...
Neocolonialism
Neocolonialism (also Neo-colonialism or Neo-imperialism) is the geopolitical practice of using capitalism, business globalization, and cultural imperialism to influence a country, in lieu of either di...
Neocolonialism - Wikipedia
Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
The Franciscan Missions of the Sierra Gorda in the Mexican state of Querétaro were declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2003. They are credited to Junípero Serra of the Franciscan Order, wh...
Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda - Wikipedia