Christopher Columbus was an Italian explrer for spain.He landed on San Salvador In October 1462
Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda in 1519 Pineda set out from Jamaica to map the coast of Gulf of Mexico .Became the 1st european to observe the Texas coast ,Until being arrested by Herman Cortez who explorers as a threat
Cortes was sent to present day Mexico from the govenor from Cuba in 1519.The aztects viewed Cortez and his men as gods.
In 1526 Cabeza de Vaca was exploring Florida as a member of the Narvaez expedition .His boat was caught in a hurricane and broke down in Galveston island
Francisco Coronado and more than 1000 men went in search for the city in 1540.They found the Grand Canyon ,The pacific ocean and explored all present day Kansas but never found the city of gold .Ignored Texas until another country took intrest in 1684
Robert la Sal was a french explorer ,was sent by King Luis XIV to travel canada and sail down the missipie riverto the Gulf of Mexico.1st eropean to travel the lenght of the missipie river in 1682