european explorers

european explorers

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  • christopher clumbus, an italian explorer for spain, landed in the Amaricas in 1492, he was looking for a faster safer route to asia
  • pineda mapped the coast of the gulf  of mexico in 1519, he did not finish his mission, he mapped the coast of texas
  • in 1519 the Aztecs viewed Cortes as gods  because of there armor, which gave Spain power, with the help of the Aztecs enemies they overthrew them and stole there gold and silver and  made Spain  rich and powerful.
  • in 1528 Cabeza De Vaca was exploring Florida , got caught in a huricane and de vaca and several men were shipwrecked, traveled as a medican man, he thought he was being treated like a slave and was complianing that he was naked, the karankawas gave them shelter, they told the story of cibola.
  • in 1540 coranado  was one of the 1000 men trying to find the citys of gold, they found the grand canyon,  they found the pasific ocean instead of the city of gold
  • Le Salle arrived in Texas in 1648, he explored the Mississippi river,  in 1685 he arived in not the Mississippi river but at Matagorda bay in Texas, the lost a ship in sandbar bay, he built a fort and tryed to to establish friendly relations with the local indians. unfortunately they did not get along, they faced problems due to drought and disease.
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