Perfect for anyone looking for a more in-depth look at the Spanish conquistadors
, and interested in them as three-dimensional and not just distant figures, Conquistador
Voices is an interesting and wide-ranging look at an important period in history.
In the outskirts of Santiago (the first Spanish capital of Guatemala), a group of native Mexican conquistadors
established a town that was eventually named Ciudad Vieja.
This sequel to Enchanted Runner can stand on its own, and the carefully researched details of Kendall's time with the Acoma, the snake dance, and the battle with the conquistadors
in 1599 (further explained in an Author's Note at the end) will captivate readers who like historical fiction, gruesome details of violent deaths and amputations notwithstanding.
Don Hernan Cortes first tasted cacao or 'Xocolatl' (coined by the Aztecs), later renamed 'Chocolatl' (Chocol = hot + atl = water) by the Spaniards, when Emperor Montezuma entertained conquistadors
in the early 1520s.
The study of New World cultures by conquistadors
begins with Fray Ramon Pane, who following orders from Admiral Christopher Columbus, learned the native languages of the island of Hispaniola .
A Vargas was among the handful of conquistadors
who set eyes on Atahualpa, the last emperor of the Incas, as he was drinking chicha, a corn-based liquor, from a skull.
Santoro was holding Munoz down on the mat with his legs wrapped around the Conquistador
standout with time expiring and a 2-2 tie.
took the lead in the second inning on a two-run double by Todd Eskelin.
play Palisades of Pacific Palisades in the City Section final at 1 p.
, under new coach Alex Lopez, are 7-2 after reaching the final of last week's Cleveland tournament, and Colston, a 5-foot-10 point guard, seems to have benefited as much as anyone with the change.
have beaten the Highlanders for the title the past two seasons and in Steinberg's freshman year, Granada Hills lost to Palisades.
Host Michael Wood imparts these stories while retracing the steps of the Spanish conquistadors
- whether in the remotest rainforest or in areas that have become thriving cities today - and he explores some absolutely gorgeous South American terrain.
defeated the Highlanders 73-59 to notch their third victory of the season over their West Valley League rivals.
Eighth-seeded San Fernando (11-8-1) threatened a few more times in the second half, but the Conquistadors
controlled most of the period with their speed and passing.
VOICES, VOL II; Spruce Tree Press (Nonfiction: History) 28.