Bartolome de las Casas
  • Spanish explorer turned abolitionist for Native-American rights.
  • Late 1400's early 1500's.
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Amerigo Vespucci
  • Italian Explorer and Cartographer.
  • Late 1400's early 1500's.
  • Proved that the New World was not part of Asia, but an entirely different continent.

Lewis & Clark
  • The first Americans to cross the western portion of the United States.
  • Their journey took place in the early 1800's.
  • Worked alongside of Sacajawea.

Amelia Earhart
  • First female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic.
  • Early 1900's.
  • Disappeared en route to Howland Island.

  • Interpreter and Guide for Lewis & Clark.
  • Native American Shoshone woman.
  • Symbol of women's worth and independence.

Marco Polo
  • Venetian Traveler and Explorer.
  • Late 1200's Early 1300's.
  • Wrote a travelers book that introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China.