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Chapter 5: New People New Borders: Introduction

Chapter 5: New People New Borders: Introduction

When the Spanish arrived in the place we now call Arizona, many different groups of American Indians were living here. The Spanish and the Indians had good and bad experiences as they learned to live together.

After the Spanish came, present-day Arizona came under the control of Spain, then Mexico, and then the United States. Spanish, Mexican, and American people began moving here. Each group made an impact on the land and the culture of Arizona.