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The people of the portuguese and spanish colonies

  1. 1. The People of the Portuguese and Spanish Colonies in America By: Josh Kessner History 140 Professor Arguello
  2. 2. Portuguese American - Damiana da Cunha <ul><li>Lived: Late 18 th Century to Early 19 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Sertanista </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Caiapo Tribe </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Female </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Community leader teaching the Aldeia lifestyle through church </li></ul>
  3. 3. Damiana da Cunha <ul><li>Played a big role in her community and was allowed to organize her own group of people in her beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>Taught people how to follow her religious backgrounds that she acquired growing up </li></ul><ul><li>Mediated between local natives and new colonials </li></ul><ul><li>Damiana has a somewhat unclear history in terms of where she was located growing up, along with her initial marriage, but it is known how important he presence was to the surrounding villages. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Portuguese American – Antonio de Gouveia <ul><li>Lived: Born in 1528 </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Azores </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Christian Family </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Male </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Azorean Priest </li></ul>
  5. 5. Antonio de Gouveia <ul><li>Antonio de Gouveia practiced and studied astrology, alchemy, captured Indian Slaves, set excavations for silver and gold all while being incorporated with a church. </li></ul><ul><li>Gouveia may have been shipwrecked off the coast of Barcelona, lost all of his belongings, but did not decease </li></ul><ul><li>Gouveia was also a practitioner of medicine, and this may have been the reason for him surviving his shipwreck </li></ul><ul><li>Antonio was seen by some as an amazing individual while others looked down upon him for all of his unconventional priestly activities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Spanish American – Diego Vasicuio <ul><li>Lived: Around 1671 </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Village of Salamanca </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Male </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Leader of a group of Peruvian Indians in the beliefs of Sorimana </li></ul>
  7. 7. Diego Vasicuio <ul><li>Vasicuio was able to live for an incredible amount of years for the time he lived in (Over 90 years old) </li></ul><ul><li>Lead Indian groups in the beliefs of the old god Sorimana, which is the way he was brought up by his parents </li></ul><ul><li>Vasicuio was faced with charges of heresy which punishment involved carrying a cross through town or being whipped by the parish priests </li></ul><ul><li>To lead Father De Pedro away from his cult’s accusations, Diego misled him into believing that there was another cult practicing witchcraft in their religion. </li></ul><ul><li>After this had failed Diego may have deceived the Father once again in the destruction of Sorimana. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Spanish American – Miguel Hernandez <ul><li>Lived: Born in the 16h Century </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Mexico – New Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Born in Mexico City </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Male </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Muleteer </li></ul>
  9. 9. Miguel Hernandez <ul><li>Born during harsh times but was very persistent and had incredible drive eventually leading to his success </li></ul><ul><li>Became one of the leading citizens in Queretaro, the town that he moved to, with his multiple skills </li></ul><ul><li>Followed Spanish practices in economics and social lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Benefited trade and expansion with his freighting business </li></ul><ul><li>Created an extraordinary amount of wealth, became part of an exclusive group of Spaniards with the purchase of a slave. </li></ul><ul><li>Miguel had set his children up for success by allowing them to equally share his wealth </li></ul>
  10. 10. Spanish American – Enrico Martinez <ul><li>Lived: Born in Hamburg 1577 - 1632 </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Mexico – New Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Spanish upper class </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Male </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Cosmographer, interpreter, publisher, hydraulic engineer </li></ul>
  11. 11. Enrico Martinez <ul><li>Many people believed Enrico Martinez to be from various places </li></ul><ul><li>The family originated in Germany and later migrated to Seville </li></ul><ul><li>Martinez had a passion for astrology despite the fact that it was looked down upon by the church </li></ul><ul><li>He continued in his interest in astrology, especially the area of study that dealt with crops and tides </li></ul><ul><li>Martinez designed a drainage canal to help solve a silting problem in Lake Texcoco </li></ul><ul><li>Here he was appointed chief engineer, yet with his lack of experience, the project failed, partly due to corrosion </li></ul>
  12. 12. Spanish American – Isabel Moctezuma <ul><li>Lived: 1509-1550 </li></ul><ul><li>Colony: Aztec (Mexico – New Spain) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Group: Daughter of the Aztec ruler Moctezuma II </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: Female </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Moctezuma’s legitimate Heir </li></ul>
  13. 13. Isabel Moctezuma <ul><li>Also known as Dona Isabel </li></ul><ul><li>Tecuichpotzin was Moctezuma’s real name </li></ul><ul><li>As a small child, Isabel was married to her third husband </li></ul><ul><li>Cortes included Isabel in his heir </li></ul><ul><li>Later, Cortes executed Cuauhtemoc and Tecuichpotzin was wodowed for the third time </li></ul>