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.
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First Steps in a New Land
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The Spanish Explore Texas
Where did Cabeza de Vaca probably get his ideas about riches in Texas?
From Native Americans with whom he had come in contact
Why did Fray Marcos conclude that there was a Cibola with seven cities of gold?
He saw a pueblo at sunset, which made it look golden, and he imagined that there were other such cities.
How would you feel if you were Coronado?
How did de Soto and Moscoso reach Texas?
By land, probably on horseback
Why did the Spanish make few attempts to settle the region now known as Texas?
They sought gold but found none, so they thought the region was not worth settling.
La Salle Awakens Spanish Interest