Explorers of Texas

Explorers of Texas

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  •  Columbus
  • NEW LAND!!!
  • Cortez
  • You will die!
  • La Salle
  • *soundless because he is dead*
  • Columbus discovered the "New Lands" in the year 1492.  He was supposed to find a quicker route to India, but he found the New Lands instead. This discovery influenced exploration in North America.
  • Coronado
  • Where is that city of gold?
  • Cortez conquered the Aztecs in in the year 1521. He became the first "governor"  in New Spain (Mexico). He inspired  others to explore more parts of North America.
  • Cabeza de Vaca
  • Shipwrecked again?
  • La Salle  was lost. He was looking for the Mississippi River, but found TX instead. Claimed Texas for 2 years until his crew murdered him. The Spanish panicked, and started to actually settle in Texas.
  • Pineda
  • Coronado was looking for the city of gold, but found that there was no city of gold. He told tales about the "TX Panhandle".
  •   Cabeza de Vaca was looking for gold in FL. He got shipwrecked, so his crew built  rafts. They got caught in a hurricane, and crashed into the Texas Gulf. He met the Karankawas, became the 1st surgion, and was the 1st Texas explorer.
  • Pineda was the first to explore and map the Texas coast in the year 1519. He was supposed to find a route to the Pacific.
  • Hmm... This coastline is very rugged.
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