European explorer

European explorer

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  • 1942, Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer for Spain, landed on San Salvador.
  • 1519,Pineda, mapped the Texas and Gulf coast,first European explorer to explorer the Texas coast.
  • 1519,Cortez, the Aztecs thought that he and his men were gods, brought  gold and silver back to Spain and made them very rich.
  • 1528, Cabeza de Vaca, got shipwrecked on Galveston island,Karankawas gave him and his men shelter and food,traveled from tribe to tribe as a medicine man,told stories about the gold city called Cibola.
  • 1540,Coronado,gathered 1000 men to help him search for Cibola, found the Grand Canyon, the Pacific Ocean, and present-day Kansas,the mission failed because no one found the Gold cities of Cibola,Spain ignored Texas for 600 years. 
  • 1548,La Salle, established fort St.Louis,ran out of supplies, hunger,disease,and the Karankawas killed most of the colonists,he was murdered by one of his soldiers on their way back to Canada,the expedition failed but gave France Texas.
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