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Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. Created by Mariah, Shelby, and Easton. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. Born in Salamanca ,ca 1510 Died in Mexico City in 1554 First Spanish Explorer to explore the North America’s Southwest Met Southwest Indians on the way. Coronado's Journey . From Spain

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Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

Created by Mariah,

Shelby, and

Easton


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Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

  • Born in Salamanca ,ca 1510

  • Died in Mexico City in 1554

  • First Spanish Explorer to explore the North America’s Southwest

  • Met Southwest Indians on the way


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Coronado's Journey

  • From Spain

  • Mexico to Kansas


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Coronado’s Encounters

  • Failed to find Seven Cities of Gold

  • Found Seven villages of clay

  • Met Pueblo, Hopi, and other Indians

  • First to see Grand Canyon

  • First to see Colorado River

  • Claimed a lot of land for Spain


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Coronado's Discovery

  • First to travel to part of North America

  • He changed the America’s southwest





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Interesting Facts

  • was governor of New Galicia, Mexico

  • was the first Spaniard to go through the southwestern part of the U.S.

  • traveled for two years over 4,000 miles and found nothing that he wanted


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References

  • http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/coronado.html

  • http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/places/

  • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/coronado.shtml

  • http://www.pbs.org/opb/conquistadors/namerica/adventure3/a1.htm#txt

  • Bass, H.J. (1991) People in time and place: our country. Morristown, NJ: Silver Burdett &Ginn


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