Important People to the Settlement
Spanish people were the inhabitants of Santa Fe, but several people played a key role in its development. The individual conquistadors, Francisco de Coronado---who explored the area--- and Don Pedro de Peralta--- who was the first to officially settling Santa Fe--- were not only searching to extend their religion and nation, but also to increase their personal wealth. Spanish Catholics immigrated to Santa Fe. Those who originally settled the area were those with the conquistadors, Don Pedro de Peralta. Don Juan de Onate was the first official governor. Don Juan de Onate was the first official governor of a place 25 miles from Santa Fe in 1598, but when he Don Pedro de Peralta took over, and moved Santa Fe to its current location in 1609. After Santa Fe had been taken by Pueblo Indians, in 1680, Don Diego De Vargas was the one to reconquer Santa Fe, in 1692.
Why did Spanish immigrate
Conquistadors believed it was a mission for God. They were also looking for ways to increase their personal wealth by settling in America. They also wanted to convert Pueblo Indians to Catholicism, and spread their religion through missionaries.
Where they settled and why
Impact on Natives
Pueblo Indians were the original inhabitants of Santa Fe and the area around it, before they were forced to relocate.They also wanted to convert Pueblo Indians to Catholicism, and spread their religion through missionaries. Pueblo Indians revolted in 1680, but the Spanish overthrew them in 1692. The Pueblo Indians then formed alliances with Comanches, Navajo, and Apache tribes. They fought greatly with the Spaniards, and both sides suffered greatly.