This will be called the West Indies, The New World!
I am Cortez and I declare this New Spain
I will map the coast of this new land.
Columbus "discovered" the New World/West Indies and its people while trying to find a faster route to the Pacific Ocean.
Cabeza de Vaca (1528-1536)
Cortez conquered the Aztecs and became the first "governer" of New Spain. He also inspired others to explore more territory of North America.
Follow me trusted men, to the Cites of Gold!!
Pineda was sent here by the governor of Jamaica and was ordered to find a path to the Pacific. He never found the route, but he was able to map the coast of now in days Texas and a little of Mexico.
Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecked on the coast of Texas. He and his men were captured by the Gulf Indians(Karankawa). All his crew was killed,but he was spared because of his knowledge in surgery. He later died in the year 1536.
Coronado was sent to find the Seven Cities of Gold Cabeza de Vaca talked about. He never found the Cities of Gold. Instead he found the cities of gold (Quiviera and Cibola).
LaSalle was a French man that had been lost trying to find the Mississipe River. Instead, he lands on Texas and makes Fort St.Luis and claims Texas for France. Later he was murdered by his own crew, which then left Texas.
This shall be called Fort St.Luis. All the land will now be French.