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  • La Salle
  • Let's build St. Fort Louis in Texas!
  • Pineda
  • Cabeza De Vaca
  • The Karankawa ate my men!
  • 1685 - 1687 La Salle misses Mississippi River and ends up in Matagorda Bay, Texas. He loses ships and meets unfriendly Indians. His crew commited a mutiny against him, and of the 400 people on the trip, 7 survived.
  • Christopher Columbus
  • 1519 Ordered by governer of Jamaica to explore the new area in order to find a new route to the Pacific. He mapped the Texas coast, but did not find a new route to the Pacific.
  • Coronado
  • 1528 - 1536 Stranded in North America, Texas, due to a shipwreck. He was heading to FL for gold, but he was captured by the Karankawa. They kept him alive, killing other members of his crew due to his medical skill. He was the first explorer of Texas and the first surgeon. He told of cities of gold, which led to more exploration. 
  • Cortez
  • 1492 Christopher Colombus discovered the West Indies in 1492. He was never in Texas and never found a new route to India, which he was looking for. But, he did unveil the New World to Europe and began Spanish exploration in North America, Texas.
  • I went on multiple voyages here!
  • 1540-1542 While serving as a governor in an important province, Coronado heard of cities of gold and set out to explore in search of these cities. While these cities did not exist, he did tell of buffalo, villages, and land in the Panhandle. He ended Spanish exploration in Texas.
  • 1521 Cortez conquered the mighty Aztecs, who were had the technology of the great Egyptians. He explored for God, gold, and glory. He was the first governor of New Spain. He inspired others in Texas to explore North America, and supported the need for slavery. 
  • I conquered the Aztecs with the diseases of Europe!
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