Named and calimed in the name of Spain.
Explotion turned into future settlement.
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's Journey
1527 - 1536
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.
Narvaez Expidition to Florida
1527 - 1528
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.
Fray Marcos de Niza and the 7 cities of Cibola
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.
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's exploration
1540 - 1542
Coronado put together a fleet of 350 men and 800 slaves. Overtime he gave up because he could not find the city of gold.
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Voyage
1540 - 1542
Sent from Spain to look fo "trade" opportunities. Turned into a big expedition.
Pedro Menendez de Aviles and Floride
Destroyedn them previous frnech colony and took over.
Sir Francis Drake attack Spanish
1572 - 1573
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.
Juan de Onate settles in New Mexico
1595 - 1598
King Phillip ordered him to take over the land, Onate became first govenor of New Mexico.
Santa Fe founded
Pedro de Peralta founded Santa fe
Father Kino and Arizona
Father Kino founded the mission of San Xavier, and founded Arizona in 1692.
Mission Settlement in San Antonio
Mission established in the name of San Antonio de Padua.