European Explorer

European Explorer

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  • Cristopher Columbus, Italian explorer for Spain, He landed in the Americas in 1492. He was looking for a safer and faster route to Asia.
  • 1492 Columbus
  • 1519 Pineda
  • Pineda: First European to explore the Texas Coast. He mapped the Texas Coast.
  • 1519 Cortes
  • Hernan Cortes, Aztecs viewed Cortes as gods cause of horses,firearms and metal armor. Spanish were able to overthrow the Aztecs.
  • 1526 Cabeza De Vaco
  • Shippedwrecked on Galveston Island in 1528. The Karankawas gave them food. They told one story about Gibola, a fabled city of gold.
  • 1540 Coronado
  • Cornonado and more than 1000 men went in search in 1540 and found the Grand Canyon. Spain ignored Texas for almost 100 years because they never found gold.
  • 1648 & 1687 La Salle
  • 1648-  Arrived at Matagorda Bay 1687- Of the 400 people only 7 survived La Salle was killed by his own men
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