America Septentrional

We can only imagine how the hearts of the early Spanish explorers raced and their imaginations ran wild as they first set foot on the mainland of North America in the early sixteenth century. The Taino Indians of Cuba were their only source of information when they raised the flag of their king at this mysterious place. They said there was a great and bountiful land nearby, and this news bolstered the Spaniards’ own belief that they could reach the forbidden shores of India—or even China— for which they had been searching when they set out from Spain.

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