Aug 3, 1492
colombus voyagecolombus goal was to find a water route to asia/india the accomplishments that he brought back were gold and some other stuff and that he found the new world instead of finding a route to asia/india. the areas he explored were the bahamas but the bahamas was the first place that he explored the second one was the carrabien islands. he discovered gold, new world, and some native americans. the importance of this spanish exploration was that he found riches.
Nov 6, 1518
de vaca discoverse txPrior to being shipwrecked on Galveston Island, the Spanish expedition of more than 400 men and a few dozen horses spent several months traveling along the Gulf coast of the land known to them as La Florida. From the outset, their contacts with Florida’s native people, including agriculturally based chiefdoms, were violent and ultimately resulted in dozens of deaths on both sides. As with other conquistadores, the expedition’s leader, Governor Pánfilo de Narváez, often expropriated food, includi
Jun 2, 1519
pineda voyagethe goal of pineda was to find water route to the pacific ocean. accomplishments were first to map the gulf coast from florida to tx. he made a report of the region, area explored coast from florida to tx. discoveries passed the rio grande river. im portance of this exploratiion, his map of the coast led to others exploring the land of the gulf coast.
Dec 2, 1519
cortes voyagethe goals cortes made was find gold. the accomplishement is that he conquered the aztecs and was leader of the montesuma and bought rocks million of dollars north gold , snd brought back 49 tons of gold by 1520. the area he explored was mexico, the discoveries were aztecs empire and tons of gold. the importance of this exploration was that he sparked the interest of many people to explore north & south america because he found so much gold.
Jun 17, 1537
de vaca voyagegoal search for gold in florida with the leader narves. accomplishments first to explore texas the first to write about the texas indians, performed first surgery in texas as medicidine man. area explored texas galveston central texas hill county west texas other places florida new mexico and california to mexico city discoveries karankawa couhiltecan jumano indians.
Nov 6, 1537
de vaca part 1 stay dayOn this day, the Spanish conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca is shipwrecked on a low sandy island off the coast of Texas. Starving, dehydrated, and desperate, he is the first European to set foot on the soil of the future Lone Star state.
Cabeza de Vaca's unintentional journey to Texas was a disaster from the start. A series of dire accidents and Indian attacks plagued his expedition's 300 men as they explored north Florida. The survivors then cobbled together five flimsy boats and headed t
Nov 6, 1538
fray marcos and esteban journeyMarcos de Niza was a priest who was sent north from Mexico City by Viceroy Mendoza in 1538-39 to search for wealthy cities that were rumored to be somewhere north of the frontier of New Spain. In early 1539 he left the frontier at Compostela and journeyed north into the unknown for several months. In the summer of 1539 he returned and wrote a report saying he had discovered the cities - in a province called Cibola (the present-day native American pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico)
Nov 6, 1540
coronado expeditionAssigned 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 northern New Spain, left Compostela, on the west coast of New Spain (present Mexico), in February 1540. The well-known and capable twenty-seven-year-old led 240 mounted soldiers, 60 foot soldiers, 800 Indians and slaves, and hundreds of head of cattle and horses northward. Finding no gold in what is now Arizona and New Mexico.
Nov 6, 1542
moscoso expeditionMOSCOSO EXPEDITION. Luis de Moscoso Alvarado was a member of Hernando De Soto's expedition to explore La Florida-today's southeastern United States-and to obtain gold and other riches from the native peoples of the North American continent. The army of an estimated 600 men sighted land on May 25, 1539, on the western coast of Florida near what is now Tampa Bay, and landed on May 30. Over the next four years the expedition traveled throughout the southeastern United States.