Christopher Columbus was a italian explorer for Spain,landed in the America's in 1492.He was looking for a safer faster route to Asia.
He landed on San Salvador in October 1492.
Pineda was the first european to explore. He mapped the Texas gulf coast.
Aztecs veiwed Cortes and his crew as gods. The Spanish overthrew the Aztecs for their silver and gold. Spain became very rich.
In 1528 Cabeza de Vaco and his men got shipwreaked on Galveston island. Karenkawas provided food and water. 1536 arrived in Mexico city. Told stories of the fabeled Cibola, city of gold.
Does anyone know where the city of gold is??????
Coronado took 1000 men to search for the city gold,but never found it,but found the Grand Canyon,Pacific Ocean,and Present- day Kansas.
In 1685 La Salle landed on Matagorda Bay. The king gave La Salle 4 ships and 400 men. He lost 2 ships at diffrent periods of time. They built a fort ,but the indians attacked when La Salle left for supplies. Almost everybody died from drought,disese,and indians. 7 survived and headed back to French Canada. On the way to French canada they killed La Salle.