Early Explorers- People
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Sailed to the new world searching fir a faster route to india and china.
Lands in Vera Cruz, Mexico and with smallpox destroys the Aztec empire. Takes Aztec gold. Renames Tenochitlan, Mexico City.
Maps the Texas coast names Corpus Christi- first official document in Texas history.
Cabeza de Vaca
Part of the Narvaez expedition which shipwrecks in Gavelston. Saved by the Karankawa and wanders Texas for 7 years- returns with tales of Cibola- The 7 cities of gold.
Traveled with Friar Marcus to search for Cibola. He is murdered by Zuni for wearing owl feathers. Friar Marcus mistakes the pyrite brick for a city of gold.
Returns to Cibloa and finds NO gold. He discovers the Grand Canyon, Palo Duro Canyon and the Caprock. He murders the "Turk" for false directions and returns home in disgrace...
De soto/ Moscoso
Mapped inland Texas and named rivers: Sabine, Neches, trinity, brazos.
By establishing a fort in Texas, the Spanish are forced to pay attention to Texas and take steps to protect it from the French.