Francisco Coronado By G & S
Agenda Basic Facts Portrait Exploration for Gold What Coronado is best known for What he used Interesting Facts
Basic Facts 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
Exploration for Gold 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
What Coronado is known best for 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
What he used • 300 Indian slaves • 340 Spanish Soldiers and 1000 horses • 6 swivel guns
Interesting Facts 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.