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History 7 Chp 5 - Explorers' Names

Spain in Texas

Christopher ColumbusJourneyed across the Atlantic in 1492 to find a faster trade route to Asia.
King Ferdinand & Queen IsabellaSpanish monarchs
Hernan CortesGovernor of Cuba sent him to explore North American continent
Narvaezone of 1st known Europeans to set foot in Texas
Cabeza de VacaOne of the first known Europeans to explore interior of Texas and led the Narvaez survivors back to Mexico
EstevanicoSlave with ability to learn languages quickly and memorize locations of food and water.
Francisco Vasquez de Coronadocommissioned by viceroy of New Spain to search for 7 cities of Cibola
Hernando de SotoExplored parts of present-day Georgia, Carolinas, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and southeastern North America
Moscososought overland route from East Texas to Mexico
Alvarez de Pinedaexplored the Texas Coast
La SalleFrench explorer who claimed Mississippi River and its surrounding land for France.

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Canyon Vista MS
Austin, TX

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