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A Biography of America

New World Encounters – Key Events

30,000- 10,000 B.C.E.

Paleo-Indians begin migrating from Asia to North America

1000

Anasazi settlements flourish

1001

Norse establish settlement in Vinland

1050- 1250

Height of influence of Cahokia

1492

Columbus reaches the Bahamas

1497

Cabot reaches North America

1513

Ponce de León explores Florida

1519

Cortés invades Mexico

1534 - 1535

Cartier explores St. Lawrence River

1539 - 1542

De Soto explores Southeast

1540 - 1542

Coronado explores Southwest

1565

St. Augustine founded by Spanish

1587 - 1590

Raleigh’s Roanoke colony

1598

Oñate conquers Pueblos in New Mexico for Spain

1680

Popé’s Rebellion

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