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Converging Worlds by Louise A. Breen

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PURGATORY: INTERPRETING CHRISTIAN MISSIONSAND NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

1492

Columbus's first voyage; Spanish conquest of Muslim Grenada; expulsion of Jews.

1565

Spanish found St. Augustine in Florida.

1573

Francisco de Pareja publishes Timucuan catechism.

1597

Guales revolt against Spanish.

1598

Beginning of Spanish colonization in New Mexico.

1608

French found Quebec.

1616–19

Plague devastates Indians of coastal New England.

1630s–40s

French Jesuit mission to Hurons.

1633

Smallpox devastates Indians of southern New England.

1636–37

Pequot War.

1640s

Thomas Mayhew, Jr. and John Eliot begin mission among Indians around Massachusetts.

1647

Apalachees revolt against Spanish.

1649

Iroquois overrun Huronia.

1650

Measles devastates Timucuans of Florida missions. ...

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