European Explorers

European Explorers

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  • Christopher Columbus an Italian explorer,landed in the America in 1492.He was finding a safer and faster route to Asia.
  • In 1519,Alonos Alvarez de Pineda was the first European explorer to explore the Texas coast (Gulf of Mexico).He also mapped the Gulf of Mexico.
  • In 1519,Cortes and his crew were like gods to the Aztec because of their armor,horses,firearms,etc.
  • When Cortes and his mens stole the silver and gold from the Aztec,it made Spain very rich.
  • In 1528,some of Cabeza De Vaca mens got shipped wreck by the Gulf Indians(KaranKawa)on Galveston Island.
  •       The  Pacific Ocean      
  • In 1540,Coronado and his mens were on the search for the city of gold.
  • They found the Grand Canyon,the Pacific Ocean,and all the way into Present day Kansas,but not the city of gold.
  • In 1685,La Salle a famous French explorer arrived in Texas-Metagorda Bay
  • He and 400 survivors left for Canada.When they got back only 7 survive.But after that,La Salle got killed by his own men.
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