Sep 26, 1539
Coronado begins his expedition to AmericaCoronado departs from Spain, he travelled from Spain to present day western Mexico. (The city of Compostela)
Period: Sep 26, 1539 to Sep 26, 1541
Meeting of Zuni and CoronadoFrancisco Vasquez de Coronado enters the Zuni area searching for the Fabled Seven Cities of Gold. The Zuni don't have gold and they don't know where the Seven Cities of Gold are. Language barrier causes tension as well as lack of knowledge. Coronado and his men attack the Zuni village of Hawikuh and slaughtered the Zuni. He then looted the town, but found no gold. Coronado moved on and became the first explorer to see the Grand Canyon. The Zuni have regrown since.
Apr 15, 1540
Coronado Travels NorthCoronado travels north with and advance party of 100 soldiers and indians across the prestent day Mexico/U.S. border.
Jul 15, 1540
Coronado meets the ZuniCoronado enters the Zuni territory searching for the Fabled Seven Cities of Gold.
Jul 22, 1540
Tension Builds Between Coronado and the ZuniCoronado, searching for the Fabled Seven Cities of Gold inquires about them to the Zuni. Having no gold, or any idea where the cities of gold are, the Zuni say they don't know. As well as that, the language barrier is a problem.
Jul 30, 1540
Coronado attacks the ZuniCoronado, angered by the lack of knowledge presented by the Zuni, attacks the Zuni village of Hawikuh. The Zuni are overpowered and flee to their mesa. Coronado and his crew loot the village, only to find no gold.
Aug 2, 1540
Coronado Continues ExpeditionAfter the battle with the Zuni, Coronado continues north east on his expedition. The Zuni recover from their loss and grow again.