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New World Encounters
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American history begins from West to East, from Ice Age migrations, through the corn civilizations of Middle America, to the explorations of Columbus, DeSoto and other Spaniards.
Key Events

From the first Americans to European conquest.


Pre-colonial America and the routes of de Soto and Coronado.


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Links to sites with primary and secondary source materials related to the topics of this program.

High atop a rocky mesa in what is now the state of New Mexico, the Pueblo of Ácoma stands as living testimony to an ancient American culture that has survived, and adapted, in the face of centuries of conquest.

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