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Destiny's LandfallA History of Guam, Revised Edition$
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Robert F. Rogers

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824833343

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.001.0001

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Aliens 1521–1638

Aliens 1521–1638

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(p.6) Chapter 1 Aliens 1521–1638
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Destiny's Landfall
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Robert F. Rogers

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.003.0001

This chapter describes the initial contact between the Europeans and the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Islands. It begins with Magellan’s 1521 encounter with the islanders, which would set a precedent that became a tragic pattern in later Spanish–Chamorro relations. The great cultural differences in the values and behavior of the two sides led repeatedly to hostility and armed conflict. At the same time tensions arose between Spain and Portugal over a dispute regarding access to the Moluccas, setting off a wave of European explorers into the far Pacific and an age of exploration and conquest that would extend itself to Magellan’s final destination—the Philippines.

Keywords:   Mariana Islands, Ferdinand Magellan, Spain, Portugal, European imperial politics, European explorers, Philippines, Spanish–Chamorro relations

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