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Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

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  1. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Created by Mariah, Shelby, and Easton

  2. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado • Born in Salamanca ,ca 1510 • Died in Mexico City in 1554 • First Spanish Explorer to explore the North America’s Southwest • Met Southwest Indians on the way

  3. Coronado's Journey • From Spain • Mexico to Kansas

  4. Coronado’s Encounters • Failed to find Seven Cities of Gold • Found Seven villages of clay • Met Pueblo, Hopi, and other Indians • First to see Grand Canyon • First to see Colorado River • Claimed a lot of land for Spain

  5. Coronado's Discovery • First to travel to part of North America • He changed the America’s southwest

  6. Coronado’s Route

  7. Portraits of Francisco

  8. Artifacts

  9. Interesting Facts • was governor of New Galicia, Mexico • was the first Spaniard to go through the southwestern part of the U.S. • traveled for two years over 4,000 miles and found nothing that he wanted

  10. References • http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/coronado.html • http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/places/ • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/coronado.shtml • http://www.pbs.org/opb/conquistadors/namerica/adventure3/a1.htm#txt • Bass, H.J. (1991) People in time and place: our country. Morristown, NJ: Silver Burdett &Ginn