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During their expeditions the Spanish sometimes had to use their muskets and cannons to keep the Amerindian at bay

Caption: During their expeditions the Spanish sometimes had to use their muskets and cannons to keep the Amerindian at bay

This 1792 drawing shows an incident during the Spanish expedition set to map Vancouver Island. The Europeans are using their muskets and cannon fire from their ship to keep the Natives at bay. (Museo Naval, Madrid)