First reason the European explorer was to find a shorter way and safer way Click to Edit Description
alvar nunez cabeza de vaca
In 1519 pineda set out to Jamaica to map the gulf of mexico. He became the first European to observe the Texas coast.Click to Edit Description
the coronado expedition
Cortes was sent to present day Mexico by the governor in Cuba in 1519.Upon arrivalClick to Edit Description
from 1528 to 1536 cabeza de vaca several men travels across Texas from tribe to tribe. the Spanish had some knowledge of healing and used these skills to remain friendly
This 421 page Lakeside Press Classic is a first personnarrative of the Coronado Expedition of 1540 to 1542 through what are now the Spanish and American states of Sinaloa, Sonora, Jaja, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was born into a wealthy merchant family in Rouen, France, on November 22, 1643. When La Salle was 15, he gave up his inheritance to become a Jesuit priest. However, by age 22, La Salle found himself attracted to adventure and asked to be sent abroad as a missionary to join his brother, Jean, who had been in New France (Canada) for a year and was a priest of the Seminary of St. Sulpice.