Early Explorers. First Steps in a New Land Chapter 4 Section 1. Columbus Sights a New World. Lands on a Caribbean island in October 1492 Italian sailing under Spanish flag Spain claims most of S. America, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, & part of present-day U.S.
First Steps in a New Land
he was a god
The Spanish Explore Texas
From Native Americans with whom he had come in contact
He saw a pueblo at sunset, which made it look golden, and he imagined that there were other such cities.
By land, probably on horseback
They sought gold but found none, so they thought the region was not worth settling.
La Salle Awakens Spanish Interest