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G & S
Exploration for Gold
What Coronado is best known for
What he used
Full name: Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Born to a noble family on 1510 in Salamanca, Spain
When 25 years old, Francisco goes to New Spain (Mexico) with Antonio de Mendoza
In 1538, Coronado became the governor of a city in New Spain called Nueva Galicia
On September 22, 1554, Coronado Dies
Tried to find gold like others
Antonio Mendoza tells Francisco to find Cibola
One of the seven cities believed to have lots of riches
He finds Cibola, but its not filled with gold
Trying to find the gold-filled Cibola
Exploring much of the south-western U.S.
Became the first Europeans to see and cross the Grand Canyon
Fought the Zuni Indians
Antonio asks Coronado to find Cibola in1539, but he leaves a year later in 1540
In 1537, Coronado marries a colonial treasurer’s daughter and has 8 children.