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American History

a mer' i kan, (1) of North or South America; (2) of the United States or its inhabitants

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Sieur de Bourgmont
M. Étienne Venyard, Sieur de Bourgmont
led an expedition in the Missouri River Valley in 1724 that established relations with Kanza and Paducah Indians in present-day Kansas. His treatment of the Indians he met gave the French an advantage not enjoyed by any other colonial power of the day -- totally peaceful trade.
Republic of Guatemala
Republic of Guatemala
Local Official Name Republica de Guatemala. Origin of Name from a Mayan word meaning "land of trees." Area 42,042 sq mi. Population 14,918,999. Capital Guatemala City. Independence from Spain Achieved September 15, 1821.
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