Columbus wanted to sail across the Atlantic ocean to Asia.So he got three ships that were going with him-the Nina,the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.And on August 3,1492 he set sail.So around October 2 they found land,which is now the Bahamas,and Columbos called it San Salvador.He was no where near Asia, but he landed near the continent that became North America.
Cabeza de Vaca
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Pineda was sent on a mission.And during that time he became the first European to observe the Texas cost.But then some of his men were arrested by Cortes.
They sailed from Spanish Cuba to the eastern coast of Mexico.When they landed they found out that the Aztecs were very wealthy and went after Moctezuma 2 their leader.And after they got him they went away to plan something for when they came back.So they went back and hurt or killed all of the Aztecs then they got a lot of wealth from the Aztecs.
They went to Florida on a mission and were sent back to Mexico.Then they got caught in a hurricane and shipwrecked.After the Karankawas provided them with stuff to survive.
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So Cabeza de Vaca told viceroy about the gold he saw in the mountains.So a lot of people went seaching for this city but no one found anything.But they did find other stuff like buffalo herds that might provide a source of wealth.
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La Salle was sent off with four ships full of supplies and colonists,but he lost one to the pirates.So later La Salle decided to go to Mexico to get more supplies.While he was gone the Indians attacked his fort and only 45 out of 400 survived.So they decide to leave and go to French Canada.But along the way La Salle was killed,and only 7 of them survived the expedition.