Juan de Oñate was the Spanish Governor that founded La Nueva México colony in the Viceroyalty of New Spain. The history of the colony will be explored with figures such as Diego de Vargas and Manuel Armijo. Special attention will be placed on colonial population numbers and the effects of the 1680 Massacre of San Lorenzo. In addition, the instructor will show a short film that will trace the history of Spanish colonization of La Nueva México.
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