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Because many tribes were constantly at war with one another
Why did the coastal natives ask Cabeza de Vaca to trade for them?
To learn how to escape from the Natives
What was Cabeza de Vaca's "principle objective" in becoming a trader?
Performed surgery on a person
What action did Cabeza de Vaca take to help the Indian who was suffering from an arrow wound?
So they would become weak and be easier to fight
Why did Turk lead the Spaniards onto the plains of Texas?
By cutting off their water source, a blockade, and attacking by land and water.
How did the Spaniards defeat the Aztec army?
by inspiring others to explore the Americas
How did the success of Cortes in Mexico affect other Spanish explorers?
Coronado, Cabeza de Vaca, Luis de Moscoso
Name three Spanish conquistadors who explored southwestern U.S.
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