Aug 3, 1492
Columbus' First VoyageColumbus set sail on August 3, 1492, He began his quest for God, Gold,and Glory. He later landed on October 12, more than 2 months later. He landed on the island in the Bahamas that he called San Salvador. He died in 1506, still believing he had found a new route to the west indies. Although he didnt step foot on America, he sparked the Columbus exploration.
Jan 1, 1517
Pineda's voyageÁlvarez de Pineda commanded a Spanish expedition that sailed along the Gulf of Mexico coastline from Florida to Cabo Rojo, Mexico, in 1519. He and his men were the first Europeans to explore and map the Gulf. Pineda was the one who found the Mississippi River
Jan 1, 1519
Cortes VoyageIn 1518, Cortés was to command his own expedition to Mexico, but Velázquez canceled it. Cortés ignored the order and set sail for Mexico with more than 500 men and 11 ships that fall. In February 1519, the expedition reached the Mexican coast.
Jan 1, 1527
De Vaca Voyage part 1Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca In 1527, he was appointed second in command of an expedition headed up by Panfilo de Narváez, who wanted to claim the territory from Florida to Mexico for Spain.The expedition planned to conquer lands for Spain. Poor planning and bad luck made the journey a disaster. In 1528, the ships arrived in Florida. Cabeza de Vaca and other expedition members had to make a difficult journey by foot along the coast. Many of them died. Cabeza de Vaca and other survivors spent mont
Jan 1, 1528
Devaca arrives in TexasA storm destroyed four of the five rafts.
Cabeza de Vaca landed on an island off the coast of Texas. American Indians there took him captive. Cabeza de Vaca spent six years with them. In 1534, he and three of the expedition members escaped. They began a long trek across the southwestern United States and northern Mexico
May 15, 1539
Moscoso' ExpeditionDe Soto and Moscoso went on a expidition to find gold. They were the first people to Explore Texas. They explored alot but left empty handed. On the journey De Sto died of fever, then the Indians thought he was a god so they buried him and then they got suspicious and dug him up and threw him in the mississippi river.
May 21, 1539
Fray Marocs and Esteban JourneyEstaban was a guide for the priest Fray Marcos in the journey. Fray was ;ater killed by Zuni Indians for damanding their woman and food. Esteban said he would go ahead and send white crossess as signs that they killed Fray. Before he died he had reported there were 7 citites of gold.
Feb 23, 1540
Coronado's ExpeditionCoronado led a major Spanish expedition up Mexico’s western coast and into the region that is now the southwestern United States. To find the 7 cities of gold. Though the explorers found none of the storied treasure, they did discover the Grand Canyon and other major physical landmarks of the region, and clashed violently with local Indians. With his expedition labeled a failure by Spanish colonial authorities, Coronado returned to Mexico, where he died in 1554