Named and calimed in the name of Spain.
Explotion turned into future settlement.
It was led by Panfilo de Narvaez with an initial fleet of 600-650 men. On their way to Florida they encountered a hurricane, leaving about 80 men in Texas. Only a few would remain.
One of the last four survivors of Narvaez' expedition to Florida He traveled the southwest for 8 years, during which he ws a slave and a shaman to Native Americn Tribes. In 1536, he reconnected with Spanish fleets.
Rumors of cities made in Gold were sped throughout Spain, so Governor Coronado sent Niza on a quest. Supposedly, Niza saw the Gold City and told Coronado.
Coronado put together a fleet of 350 men and 800 slaves. Overtime he gave up because he could not find the city of gold.
Sent from Spain to look fo "trade" opportunities. Turned into a big expedition.
Destroyedn them previous frnech colony and took over.
Spanish intially attacked him, he vowed his revenge, and he eventually plotted to attack the Spanish at a main port (peru) and steal all their treasure. Took control of town for a year until his health cuased the fleet to flee.
King Phillip ordered him to take over the land, Onate became first govenor of New Mexico.
Pedro de Peralta founded Santa fe
Father Kino founded the mission of San Xavier, and founded Arizona in 1692.
Mission established in the name of San Antonio de Padua.
Made a string of missions in California