european explorers

european explorers

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  • Christopher Columbus , was a Italian explorer for Spain landed in the America's in 1492
  • he was looking for a faster and safer route to asia
  • He  became the first European to observe the Texas coast 
  • Pineda set out from Jamaica to mapped the coast of the gulf of mexico
  •  In 1519 cortes was able to overthrow the aztecs with help of there enemies
  • The aztecs viewed cortes and his men as gods because of the horses and armer
  •  In 1528 Cabeza De Vaca was exploring Florida and got lost, forced to make boat got caught in a hurricane , ship wrecked on Galveston
  • They told stories, 1 of them way a story of cibola, a fabled city of gold
  •  The karankawa gave them shelter and food some men die in harsh condtions
  • Francisco Vasquez de Coronado went to search of the city of gold in 1540. they found the pacific and the grand canyon  all the way to present day kansas but never found the city of gold
  • The stories that cabeza de vaca told made them want to search of it
  • When La Salle is a explorer who arrived at Texas with 4 ships lost 2 ships to pirates 
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