Cristopher columbus italian explorer for spain he was looking for faster and safer route to asia he landed on san salvador in october,1492
In 1519 pineda set out from jamaica to map the coast of the gulf of mexico.He became the first european to observe the Texas coast.He did not finish his mission.some of his men were arrestedby Hernan Cortes,who saw the explorers as a threat to his mission
Cortes was sent to present day Mexico by the governor of cuba in 1519 the Aztecs viewed Cortes and his men as gods because of their horses,firearms, and metal armor.
In 1526 cabeza de vaca was exploring florida as a member of the Narvaez expedition. This expedition got lost and was forced to build boats sail back to sail
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and more than 1000 men went in search for the city in 1540.They found the grand canyon, the pacific ocean.
Coronado explored all the way into present-day kansas, but never found the city of gold.Since there were no gold spanish ignored Texas until another country took interest in the area in 1684