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Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

Famous explorer

Iksha D.

on 15 September 2013

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Transcript of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

Francisco Vasquez
de Coronado

What years did Coronado explore?
Coronado explored from 1540 to 1542, which was a time period of only two years.
What country did he explore for?
Coronado explored for his homeland, Spain.
Area of Exploration
By:Iksha Dhawan 5D
Coronado explored the Southwestern United States. He was Governor of a place in Mexico (New Glacia). Also he found the Grand Canyon. Lastly Coronado and his troop were the first Europeans to travel up the Rio Grande.
Interesting Facts
Coronado killed a lot of native americans.
He met the Hopi, Zuni, and Pueblo Indians.
He attacked the Zuni Native Americans .
Both of his expeditions were a failure.
After he went back from America he was found guilty of corruption against Native Americans.
When he was in America he sent men to find the great river called the Colorado.
Coronado discovered famous rock dwellings.
Set out for his journey with 300 soldiers and 1,000 Indians.
Area of Exploration
Coronado explored the Southwestern area of North America and Northern Mexico. Specifically in North America, he explored the states Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
The Reason for his Voyage
Coronado was in search for treasures in the new world.Some of the treasures were, the fabled Seven Golden Cities and another place in Kansas which a friend told him. Also Coronado wanted to claim the Southwestern United States for Spain.
Route of
1510:Coronado was born in Salamanca Spain.
1535:Went to New Spain. (Mexico)
1537:Got married and had eight kids.
1538:Became governor of New Glacia.
1539:Heard about the Seven Golden Cities.
1540:Began his exploration.
1540:Battle against the Pueblo Indians.
1540:Got to where the Golden Cities should be but didn't find them.
1540:Heard another myth.
1541:Sets out for second myth.
1541:Got to Kansas and saw nothing.
1541-1442:Spent the winter on the Rio Grande
1542:Went back home with disappointment.
1544:Found guilty against Native Americans and removed from Governors spot.
1554:Died on September 22, 1554
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