October 1492 , an Italian explore landed in the Americas,was looking for a faster and safer route to Asia.
1540, Him and 1,000 men went to search for the ¨city of gold¨ in 1540.They found the Pacific Ocean,The Grand Canyon and present day Kansas,NO GOLD CITY WAS FOUND.
Cabeza de Vaca
1519, Cortes was sent to the governor of Cuba.He and his men was viewed by the Aztecs as gods with their metal armor, horses, firearms.The Spanish were able to overthrow the Aztecs making Spain possessing with gold and silver,(it became the richest nation of the world)
1519 Pineda set out to map the coast of the Gulf Of Mexico,(the first European to map the Gulf coast)
1528, His boats got caught in a hurricane,Cabeza De Vaca and several men were shipwrecked on Galvenston Island.The Karankawas gave them food and shelter,many died to the harsh conditions.From 1528 to 1536 he and several men traveled tribe to tribe as medicen men he told a story of Cibola (the fabled city of gold).