1519. Spain Begins Exploring Texas. The World in 1519. Remember, there are only Natives (indigenous people) living in the New World (North, Central, and South America).
Spain Begins Exploring Texas
Remember, there are only Natives (indigenous people) living in the New World (North, Central, and South America).
Natives lived their own lives free of the influences of power, money, royalty, etc. from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East that had existed there for centuries.
All of this was about to change … very quickly.
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella are very glad to win the Reconquista.
To get past the hardship of spending 800 years at war, which had taken a great toll on the Spanish people, the King and Queen sought a way to bring pride to their nation.
They hire Christopher Columbus to travel to Asia and bring back the riches of the spice trade and other treasures.
This is a replica of what one of Christopher Columbus’ ships would have looked like. Not exactly a luxury cruise ship, right? This was a very long, hard voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.
When he reaches land in 1492 Columbus believes that he has landed on islands off the east coast of Asia. However, he actually lands on islands in the Caribbean, NOT Asia.
He meets the indigenous people of North America – the Native Americans.
He returns to Spain with many riches for the King and Queen who agree to finance future voyages.