Here you can find information on current news items, history, the arts, business, music, sports, etc.
This site from the University of California has information on music, narratives, foods, festivals, arts, and several links to pages on the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos).
Web Sites: Diversity & Ethnic Studies
Institute of Texan Cultures
Click on "Spanish, Mexican, Tejano" on the left bar once the frames load completely.
Spanish Exploration and
Conquest of Native America
This site shows the routes of DeVaca, Coronado, and De Soto with excerpts from their journals translated into English included. Links are provided for terms we may not be familiar with. This page is exploring a new theory about why the Spaniards came to America (read "Scholars" link for more information).
the United States & the American Frontier: Historias Paralelas
This site, from the Library of Congress, contains manuscripts, printed texts, maps, and prints of the Spanish settlement of the United States. It is a slowly growing collection of original documents about this historical period. Some materials are in English while many are in Spanish.
Spain in the New World
This page, from the National Park Service, addresses Spain's role in the New World. Discoverers and early settlements are mentioned.
California Chronology: 3. The Spanish Incursion
This historical timeline lays out a challenging image of the missions set up by Spaniards in California.
Use this site to pick up names of Spanish explorers--mostly after 1492.
Forces Conquer Hawikuh
This is the story of Coronado's attempt to get food from the Native Americans at Hawikuh. An "agreement" was reached when the Hawikuhs agreed to become Christian.
Spanish Influence in the United States
Words Become Our Own: Adopted and Borrowed Words Enrich English
While the parent site of this page is focused on the Spanish Language, the essay here on words incorporated into the English language from Spanish might surprise you!
Language: Words Borrowed from Spanish
and Where They Come From: Spanish
Antonio Missions: Spanish Influence in Texas
http://www.proteacher.com/cgi-bin/outsidesite.cgi?external=http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/2sanantonio/2sanantonio.htm&original=http://www.proteacher.com/090146.shtml&title=San Antonio Missions: Spanish Influence in Texas
Spanish Style House Plans
World Famous Lipizzaner
This site contains information about the lineage of American horses--with a claim that all have blood related to the Spanish horse.
Spanish Sheep, Goats, Hogs, and Asses in the United States
Find out how the Spaniards influenced grazing animals in this country.
Lake Wales Tours
Look for the Mediterranean Revival & Spanish Mission explanations of Spanish Influence.
HopScotch: a cultural review (Limited to the WSC Community)
This electronic journal from Johns Hopkins University focuses on "art, literature, cinema, and politics, and begins to consider the many faces of Hispanics in the world today." Please note that many articles are about Hispanics in coutries other than the United States.