BC - 1608

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Anasazi

1100 - 1300

"Ancient People" "Basket Makers" SW United States

Mound Builders

1100 - 1400

east of Anasazi - Ilinois/Ohio area

people

Leif Ericson

970 - 1020

Christopher Columbus

1451 - 1506

born in Italy

events

Ericson lands in Canada

1000

160 settle Vinland

1017

Bartelmo Diaz sails around Africa

1488

Portugese explorer; verified a sea route to India around Africa

Columbus lands in the Bahamas

1492

named them San Salvador

John Cabot sails to Newfoundland

1497

gave England its first real claim on America

Amerigo Vespucci's letters published

1504

America is given her name

1507

German mapmaker

Vasco de Balboa crosses Panama

1513

(Spain) first European to see and name the Pacific

Magellan's circumnavigation

1519 - 1522

(Spain) only 1 of 5 ships returned successfully

Giovanni Veranzano sails America's east coast

1524

(France) Carolinas to Maine

Jacques Cartier sails the St Lawrence

1534 - 1535

Gave France a claim to Canada

Francisco de Coronado explores

1540 - 1542

searched for "7 Cities of Gold" exploring AZ, TX, NM, KA, the gulf of California, and the Grand Canyon.

Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi

1541

(Spain) explored the gulf states

Sir Francis Drake sails around the world

1578 - 1580

(England) explored the west coasts of North and South America

Sir Walter Raleigh establishes his colony

1584

(England)

Roanoke

1587 - 1590

89 men, 7 women, 11 children

Juan de Onate establishes New Mexico

1599

(Spain) conquered the Pueblo tribes; introduced the horse to the American Southwest

Samuel de Champlain lands in the new world

1603

(France)

Henry Hudson names the bay and river

1608

(Netherlands) helped Dutch lay claim to a piece of the continent

Samuel de Champlain founds colony in Quebec

1608