Franciscan order of the Catholic Church begins to create missions in today's Arizona and New Mexico under a charter from the King of Spain. Their mission, to convert the native populations of Hopi, Tiwa, and other tribes, while colonization by Europeans in the Indian territory began again.
New book by the staff at America's Best History has been published. Chronology spans time from Columbus to the present, these articles, with supporting documents and letters written by participants and Congress, cover a variety of topics, including what America was like on the last day prior to European discovery, to the desire of Americans to head west in the first major wagon train to California.
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