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  1. First Evidence Found of Storied Battle That Stopped Spain’s Eastward Expansion Across North America | Amateur-Science
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  3. Sidney Brinckerhoff
    Sidney Brinckerhoff at |

    Must the word “incursion” be used to describe Spanish movement onto the Great Plains ? The negative implications of Spanish exploration and settlement often seem to color historical interpretation of colonial activity. What about the French and British. Why are the Spaniards the “bad guys” ?

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  5. Camilo Díaz
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    I must point to the fact that no “boijas” have ever been found anywhere in America. What is common in the continent (sans the plural because the name was first given to South America) is “botijas”; please, if this is a serious archaeological page, first try to document the facts….(I also agree with Mr. Brinckenhorff)

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  6. John Sanguinetti
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    “Must the word “incursion” be used to describe Spanish movement onto the Great Plains ? The negative implications of Spanish exploration and settlement often seem to color historical interpretation of colonial activity. What about the French and British. Why are the Spaniards the “bad guys” ?”

    Perhaps it is because we usually read accounts written by U.S. or U.K writers who come from cultures that had viewed and experienced the Spanish as adversaries, military, political, cultural and economic, for a few hundred years?

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    1. Sidney Brinckerhoff
      Sidney Brinckerhoff at |

      Thank you, John. I couldn’t have said it better myself. This site reflects much of the worst kind of popular history writing and naturally follows the “black legend” concept when treating the colonial Spaniards.

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  7. Nancy Lopez
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    All the years I taught New Mexico History, I never thought of the Villasur expedition to the Platte River as “Spain’s eastward expansion.” I have always believed that the Spanish were more interested in finding out if the French were arming Natives in the area. I seriously doubt from all I know about the incident and about the Spanish Southwest, that the Spanish had any inclination of settling the area. They could barely populate the area that today is Texas. Plus they already had Florida, which is very much eastward of the Spanish Southwest. I had at least one ancestor who died at the battle between the Platte River Natives and the Spanish/Pueblo forces, so I’m always interested in it, but this article is greatly flawed.

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  8. Maggy
    Maggy at |

    This Spanish relics belong to Fuerte Carlos build by james Mackay right next to Omaha (in fact Omaha was Maha village) in september-november 1795. .James Mackay was one of the three members of the First Exploration of the Missouri River and its Nations (1794-797) in Spanish Louisiana. (Nasatir etc.)

    Maggy

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