I will be a great govenor of Spain and I will get Glory, Gold and God.
Hey.... This is the Texas Coast!
Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. He discovered The West Indies.
Cabeza de Vaca(1528-1536)
Um.. We're sinking!
*thud* Um.. What was that big thud?
Cortez's purpose of exploring Texas was to get Gold, Glory, and God for Spain. He conqured the Aztecs and became the first govenor of New Spain(Mexico).
Pineda is known for the map. The govenor of Jamaica ordered Pineda to explore a new area to find a route to the Pacific. He didn't find a route, but he was the first to observe and map the Texas Coast.
Cabeza de Vaca was shipwrecked on accident. He was actually looking for gold in Florida. However he met the Karankawas. He took care of other people on the ship. He was the 1st surgeon ,explorer,and author with relacion.
So.. We're stranded in America...
Coronado is known for exploring the Panhandle of Texas. He was in Texas because he was looking for the seven cities of gold. Unfortunately, he did not find the gold,. He told people about the buffalo and villages in the Texas Panhandle.
This is the Panhandle or the Great Plains!
La Salle was originally lost. He was looking for the Mississippi River. He claimed Texas for two years. He was murdered by his own crew. Before that, he made the Spanish paranoid. He made them think about settling in Texas.