1492- Christopher Columbus: Italian Explorer For Spain. Was looking for a faster route for Asia. He landed in America.
1519- Alonso Alvarez De Pineda: Mapped the Coast of Gulf of Mexico. Mapped Texas as well.
1519- Hernan Cortez: Aztecs Thought of him as a god, spanish over threw the Aztecs with the Aztec enemies. Aztecs possessed Gold and or Silver. All of it was sent back to Spain and it made Spain rich and Powerful.
1528- Cabeza De Vaca: 1526- 1536. Shipwrecked in Galveston. The gulf Indians fed him. 1528-1536 Cabeza de Vaca traveled tribe to tribe.Found a way to go back to Mexico. Told "stories". LIED about cibola.
1540- Coronado: Him and 1000 men went in search for the city of cibola. Found the Grand Canyon and the Pacific Ocean. Traveled to present day Kansas. Never found the city of gold. Ignored Texas.
La Salle: Arrived in Texas. La Salle is a famous french explorer. 1685, arrived in Matagorda Bay in Texas. Didn't get along with Indians. 1686, only 45 out of 400, men survived. La Salle's presence alarmed the Spanish. La Salle was killed by his own men.