Christopher Columbus first set off at sea in 1492 and he was looking for a faster and safer route to asia.
He then landed on San Salvador in October 1492.
Pineda mapped the texas cost so he was the first european to map the Texas coast in 1519.
The Aztecs viewed cortez and his men as gods in 1519 because of their horses and metal armor
In 1519 cabeza de vaca shipwrecked on galveston island and the karankawas gave them water food and shelter.And then he went back to his home where he told about a fabled city of gold,Cibola.Spain ignored Texas for over 100 years becase they never found cibola the city of gold