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Hispanic American Heritage Month

How did Spanish-speaking explorers and colonists first relate to North America? Maps from the 15th through 17th centuries record what cartographers thought were the continent's most important features. FIND OUT MORE »

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 Photo, Casa Juan de Anza, July 1, 2007, ashi, Flickr

Check out this site to see "how the West was won." [...] »

Illustration, Promontory..., 1564, Theodor de Bry & Charles de la Ronciere, LoC.

If you need primary sources on the Spanish in North America, try this site. [...] »

Photograph, Lydia Mendoza, The Arhoolie Foundation.

Listen to clips from more than 100,000 recordings of Mexican American [...] »

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Electronic Schoolhouse / La Escuela Electronica

Explore materials on the Latino experience in New York from 1861 to the present. [...] »

Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande

Explore the music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico [...] »

Bracero History Archive

Explore resources on the Bracero guest worker program from the mid-20th century. [...] »

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Christopher Columbus—a legend without a face? Answer these questions [...] »

Can you answer these questions about the "exploration race" that brought [...] »

Photo, Proclamation Ceremony, Oct. 3, 2010, cliff1066™, Flickr

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