Francisco Vasquez de Coronado By: Debora, Trevon, Monserrath, and Ida Mrs. Gabehart’s 4th grade Bilingual Class
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado • He was born in Salamanca, Spain in 1510 • He was an explorer
What Was He Looking For? • Coronado was in charge of a large expedition to find the Seven Cities of Gold • The explorers were disappointed to find that Cibola, a Zuni settlement in the present – day New Mexico had no riches to offer because they found no gold
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado • His expedition included over 1,400 soldiers, slaves, and natives • He also brought herds of cattle and sheep to Texas
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado • He traveled in the 1540’s and established Spain’s later claims to what is now the Southwestern United States
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado • He arrived in the new world in 1535 with Antonio de Mendoza, the new ruler of Spain, Mexico.
References • Drawings by Moserrath • FactMonster ttp://www.factmosters.com/ • Britannica online http://school.eb.com/elementary /