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Hispanic American Heritage Month

How did Spanish-speaking explorers and colonists first relate to North America? Maps from the 15th through 17th centuries record what cartographers thought were the continent's most important features. FIND OUT MORE »

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Battle of Pensacola

The enemy of my enemy is my friend—what was Spain's role (and motivation [...] »

Colored lithograph, Poblanas, 1836, Carl Nebel, LOC

In 1821, Anglo settlers migrated to Texas en masse. Discover the profound [...] »

Header, Little Cowpuncher, vol. 2, no. 7, March 1936, Boboquivari School

If you were a pioneer, what would you have to say about your schooling? [...] »

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Print, A Chinese Family, Detroit Photographic Co., 1898-1905, LoC

Very few of us have ancestors who were not immigrants. Bring the topic of [...] »

Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande

Explore the music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico [...] »

Photography, Short-Handled Hoe at Work, 1956, Leonard Nadel, Object of History W

History is imbedded in the smallest objects. In this lesson, students examine [...] »

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Can you answer these questions about the "exploration race" that brought [...] »

Christopher Columbus—a legend without a face? Answer these questions [...] »

Photo, Proclamation Ceremony, Oct. 3, 2010, cliff1066™, Flickr

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do they [...] »

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