1492,Christopher Columbus ,Italian explorer for Spain,he was looking for a faster and safer route to Asia.Landed in the Americas in October,1492.
1519,Mapped coast of gulf of Mexico.1st European to explore Texas coast.Mapped the Texas coast.
1519,Hernan Cortes,The Aztecs viewed him as a god.With the help of Aztec enemies were able to overthrow the Aztecs and sent the gold and silver back to Spain making them very wealthy and powerful country.
Cabez de Vaca
1528,Cabeza De Vaca,Had some knowledge of healing used those skills to keep friendly with the Indians.Many spanerds died in harsh conditions.Idians gave them food and shelter.
1540,Coronado,along with 1000 men went in search for the city of gold,Found the Grand Canyon,Pacific Ocean,Present day Kansas.No gold so Spanish ignored Texas.
1648,La Salle,set out with 4 ships full of supplies and colonist.While he was gone the Indians attacked,The colony faced many hardships