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European Explorers of Texas
Transcript of European Explorers of Texas
He tried to colonize in the new world, but he failed.
His colonization attempts caused Spain to reclaim Texas and settle it.
Sieur de la Salle
EUROPEAN EXPLORERS OF TEXAS
Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Coronado, Sieur de la Salle
Made Spaniards eager to explore.
Began the legend about Cibola (7 cities of gold)
Lived among Indians for several years.
First person to write about the Texan environment, giving details of the American Indian tribes he encountered.
First European to explore Palo Duro Canyon.
First person to travel across the northern part of Texas.
He determined that Texas didn't have gold.