What years did Francisco Coronado explore?
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈθisko ˈβaθkeθ ðe koɾoˈnaðo]; 1510 – 22 September 1554) was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who led a large expedition from what is now Mexico to present-day Kansas through parts of the southwestern United States between 1540 and 1542.
When did Coronado’s expedition begin?
In 1540, Coronado led a major Spanish expedition up Mexico’s western coast and into the region that is now the southwestern United States.
What was the impact of Francisco Coronado’s explorations?
Coronado’s explorations helped open up the southwestern United States for future Spanish colonization. Shane Mountjoy and William H. Goetzmann, Francisco Coronado and the Seven Cities of Gold (Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2006), 11. Mountjoy and Goetzmann, Francisco Coronado and the Seven Cities of Gold, 11.
Where did the DiPeso expedition cross the border?
DiPeso made a strong case for the expedition crossing into Arizona at present Slaughter Ranch not far westward from the Arizona‑New Mexico border. He concluded that the expedition entered New Mexico crossing into the Animas Valley through Antelope Pass and then straddled the Arizona‑New Mexico boundary until reaching Zuni Pueblo.
Who was the first European to see the Grand Canyon?
Finding no riches, Coronado’s men set out on further explorations of the region. During one of these smaller expeditions, García López de Cárdenas became the first European to sight the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River in what is now Arizona. Another group, led by Pedro de Tovar, traveled to the Colorado Plateau.
What was the route of the Spanish expedition?
Dr. Joseph Sánchez of the Spanish Colonial Research Center at the University of New Mexico has written a scholarly passage describing the expedition’s movement through what is now Sonora and Arizona: The single most important leg of the expedition is that from Compostela through Sonora.