1492,Christopher Columbus Italian explorer for Spain. He was looking for a faster and safer way to Asia. He landed on San Salvador on October 1492.
1519,Alonzo Alvarezde Pineda 1st European to map the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico (Texas Coast). Also mapped Jamaica to Cabo Rojo,Mexico. Some of his men were arrested by Hernan Cortes
1519 Hernan Cortez Captured the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan (row called Mexico City) Conquered the Aztec Army Sent gold and silver to spain Gave Spain a foot hold in America
1528 Cabeza de Vaca and several men were shipwrecked on Galveston Island. The Karankawas gave them food and shelter.MAny of the Spaniards died in the harsh conditions of South Texas.
Francisco Vasquez de Cornodo He went in search of Cibola He found the pueblo village FrayMarcos found. He split his group in half.Half traveled west and found the grand canyon and pacific ocean. Coronado teaveled North east to Kansas. He claimed this land for spain.
Robert Lasa Established Fort St.Louis Ran out of supplies. Hunger disease and the karankawas killed most of the colonists.