Part 3: Questions

1) After reading the selection, describe what happened to Esteban at Zuni.

2) What reasons does Fray Marcos de Niza give for the Zunis’ reaction to Esteban?

3) What reasons can you think of for the conflict between the Zunis and Esteban?

4) What do you think the poet means by “invasions”?

5) Name specific invasions the poet refers to in the poem.

6) What invasions have affected your life in the American Southwest?