1492 christopher coumbus, italian explorer for spain,He was looking for a safer route to asai
1519 pineda,set out to map the gulf of mexico and was the first european to observe the coast of tx
1519 hernan cortes,was sent to present day mexico by the governer of cuba.They where thought upaon as gods. cause of horses firearms and metal armour.
in 1526,cabeza de vaca was exploring Florida as a member of the narvez expedition. They got lost and where forced to build boats to sail back to mexico . The boats where lost in a hurricane all in the time of 1526-1528
in 1540, The stories brought backby cabeza de vaca set off a search for the golden city fray marcos thought he found it but it was a adobe village they searched with a 1000 men in search for the city of gold.
Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was an explorer best known for leading an expedition down the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. He claimed the region watered by the Mississippi and its tributaries for France