What they actually came upon was the Native American pueblos of present day New Mexico Zuñi tribe. Being a younger son, he was not entitled to any inheritance, so he decided to seek his fortune in New Spain or present day Mexico in 1535. Chroniclers mentioned one settlement of two hundred tipis—which implies a population of more than one thousand people living together for at least part of the year. The Grand Canyon was discovered by a small band of men led … by Garcia Lopez de CÃ¡rdenas , which de Coronado had sent from the main expedition force to find the Colorado River. Nothing stops people in adding more non-expedition related things.
Vázquez de Coronado had one commandeered for his winter quarters, Coofor, which is across the river from present-day near. He and his men are also the first Europeans to live among the Pueblo Indians, explore the Great Plains, and see the Grand Canyon. A southern route is more likely since there are artifacts in Blanco Canyon dating to Coronado. He also died by injuring his leg from a horse fall in. This friendship would lead Coronado to new and great opportunities.
I wasn't sure where to put it. This battle lasted several months before it ended. Disappointed, Coronado returned home to Mexico, where the Viceroy branded his expedition an abject failure. This find strengthens the evidence that Vázquez de Coronado found the Teyas in Blanco Canyon. Well Francisco's child hood was good his dad had a important job with the government and told Francisco all about it. At the Tiguex villages the Spaniards heard of a rich land called Quivira somewhere to the north. Eventually he settled into a life marked by power and prosperity when he heard rumors of a faraway land abundant in gold and riches located to the north of Mexico.
He died on September 22, 1554. The Spanish empire named the territory New Spain — today the area is called Mexico. I understand that Wikipedia is not a movie database, yet I'ld be glad if you could clarify. Francisco Vázquez de Coronado was a Spanish conquistador, and is best remembered for leading a large expedition that was to be one of the largest European explorations of the North American interior. The myth cost him his health, money and prestige. These stories were later confirmed by Spanish missionary Marcos de Niza to Mendoza in 1539.
Members of Cárdenas's party eventually reached the South Rim of the , where they could see the Colorado River thousands of feet below, becoming the first Europeans to do so. That pursuit led to several Francisco Coronado major accomplishments. In February 1540 the army of more than 230 mounted Spanish gentlemen, 62 foot soldiers, several friars, and nearly 1,000 Indian allies headed north from Compostela. His mission had been unsuccessful. It would be great if it were broken into sections, and some details ironed out see page for example , but I don't know enough about the topic.
Published by the Texas State Historical Association. Coronado and his expedition traveled hundreds of miles to the village of Quivira in present-day Kansas. He continued to travel with the river until he found the Zunis. Coronado managed to resume his governorship, but within several years he was found guilty of numerous atrocities against Indians under his authority. Most of these people were buffalo hunters and nomads, but some such as the Apache were and would become large tribes that would survive until the United States expansion.
Mendoza named Coronado as the commander with a mission to find and plunder the seven golden cities of Cibola. There are many interesting Francisco Coronado facts about his travels. They split up to find other treasures. Born into a wealthy aristocratic family in Salamanca, Spain, he received a comfortable upbringing. Juan Vázquez held various positions in the administration of the recently captured under Iñigo López de Mendoza, its first Spanish governor.
They continued their search for the Seven Cities of Gold through what is now Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. However, thirty-nine years later when the Spanish again visited the Southwestern United States, they found little evidence that Vázquez de Coronado had any lasting cultural influences on the Indians except for their surprise at seeing several light-skinned and light-haired Puebloans. He ventured into what is now modern day New Mexico and Arizona. A copper pendant was the only evidence of wealth he discovered. In 1542 Coronado returned to Mexico, reported his disappointing findings to Mendoza, and resumed his governorship of Nueva Galicia.