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Spanish Exploration Timeline
Transcript of Spanish Exploration Timeline
By : Lauren Miller
A man named Alonso Alvarez de Pineda was sent from Jamaica to try to find a waterway to Asia. He runs into the Gulf of Mexico and then explores the area. He makes the first map of the Gulf and this map encourages others to explore.
A man named Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was trying to sail to New Spain. His boat crashes into Texas . He explores then becomes a slave, a trader, and a medicine man. He keeps a journal of all of his travels around Texas. His journal entries lead to further exploration in search of The Seven Cities Of Gold.
Francisco Vazquez de Coronado was searching for The Seven Cities Of Gold in and around Texas. He was the first explorer to see what is now know as the Grand Canyon. When he returned to Spain he brought with him reports about different cultures.
Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (Robert de La Salle) went looking for the Mississippi River. He lands in Texas and loses his ship. He established Fort St. Louis. Then he runs out of supplies. Spain feels threatened and decides to colonize Texas to keep France out. La Salle's own men kill him.