Nebraska Explores

  • Period: Oct 15, 1493 to Feb 3, 1496

    1st spanish claim

    In 1493, during his second voyage, Columbus founded Isabela, the first permanent Spanish settlement in the New World, on Hispaniola
  • Apr 23, 1541

    Coronado’s Expedition

    Coronado’s Expedition
    Assigned the task of locating the fabled Seven Cities of Cíbola in the New World for Spain, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, governor of the New Galicia province of New Spain (present Mexico), left Compostela in February 1540.
  • Jacques Maerqette’s Expedition

    Jacques Maerqette’s Expedition
    In 1673, Father Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, and Louis Joliet, a fur trader, undertook an expedition to explore the unsettled territory in North America from the Great Lakes region to the Gulf of Mexico for the colonial power of France.
  • Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont comes to Nebraska

    Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont comes to Nebraska
    In 1714, a French explorer with a long name — Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont — reached the mouth of the Platte. He named it the "Nebraskier River," using an Oto word that means "flat water." Bourgmont had been in North America for 27 years and was a remarkable soldier, trader, and explorer.
  • Villasur’s Expedition

    Villasur’s Expedition
    On August 13, 1720, Villasur's party, while camped near Columbus, Nebraska, met Pawnee and Otoe Indians, who were French allies. After failed negotiation attempts, Indians attacked the next morning — possibly with the support of French traders — and Villasur was killed along with most of his company.
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    1st french claim

    Jues Cartier founded the first French settlement in the New World at Fort Charlesbourg-Royal
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    2nd spanish claim

    Republicans, supported by the Soviet Union, supported the democratically elected government of Spain, while the Nationalists, supported by Nazi Germany
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    2nd french claim

    The French intervention in Mexico was an invasion of the Republic of Mexico by the army of the Second French Empire in 1862
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    1st American

    This started in 1803 and to this day is still going.In 2022 almost 2023.
  • Lewis and Clark's Expedition

    Lewis and Clark's Expedition
    Lewis and Clark's team mapped uncharted land, rivers, and mountains. They brought back journals filled with details about Native American tribes and scientific notes about plants and animals they'd never seen before. They also brought back stories—tales that made other Americans dream about heading west.
  • Zebulon Pike’s Expedition

    Zebulon Pike’s Expedition
    He said that Nebraska was like a desert and a dry land