In 1492 Christopher Columbus A Italian explorer for Spain Landed in the Americas. He was looking for a faster and safer route to Asia.
In 1519 alonso Alvarez de pineda traveled from Jamaica to the Gulf of Mexico and mapped the Texas Coast. He was the first European to explore the Texas Coast. He mapped the gulf coast.
*In 1519 Hernen Cortez traveled from Cuba. *The Aztecs viewed Hernan and his men as gods. *They conquered Aztec for their gold and silver so Spain became very rich. spanish were able to over throw the Aztecs.
In 1528 Cabeza De Vaca and his men shipwrecked on Galveston island. The Karankawas provided food and shelter for them but they thought they were treated unfairly. In 1536 he finally arrived in mexico and told lies about Cibola a fabled city of gold.
In 1540 Coronado and 1000 of his men set out to find the Cibola. He thought he found it but it was just a adobe village He ended finding the Grand Canyon,Pacific Ocean, And explored all the way to present day Kansas. Spain ignored Texas for almost 100 years because they never found the city of gold
IN 1685 La salle arrived at Matagorda Bay Out of the 400 people only 7 survived On their way back to Canada La Salle was killed by his own men.