Gobir and Kebbi remained Unconquered, as did the pagan hill tribes.
While the conquest was going on, the towns that remained unconquered gained in point of local freedom.
There remained only some disturbed and unconquered tribes in the northern hills and on the western coast.
Russia now remained the only unconquered power on the continent, and it was evident that the final struggle with her could not be long delayed.
Jean de Bethencourt, who died in 1422, bequeathed the islands to his brother Reynaud; Guzman sold them to another Spaniard named Paraza, who was forced to re-sell to Ferdinand and Isabella of Castile in 1476; and Prince Henry twice endeavoured to enforce his own claims. Meanwhile the Guanches remained unconquered throughout the greater part of the archipelago.