Exploration & Early Colonization of Texas​ (By: Aimee Balbuena)

this is going to tell you about the history and the the journeys that happened in TEXAS

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1519

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Pineda Maps Texas

Alonzo Alvarez De Pineda was a Spanish explorer and a map-maker that, in 1517, was sailing for the Spanish Governor of Jamaica, Francisco de Garay.  Pineda led several expeditions to the western coastlines of the Gulf of Mexico, from the Yucatan Peninsula, to the Panuco River, just north of Veracruz, Mexico

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Cabeza de Vaca reports on Texas

Explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca spent eight years in the Gulf region of present-day Texas and was treasurer to the Spanish expedition under de Narváez.

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1682

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spaniards established the first mission at corpus christi de la Ysleta

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1685

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LaSalle establishes Fort St. Louis

 La Salle led an expedition down the Mississippi River to its mouth in the lower delta in 1685. There La Salle stuck up the Bourbon fleur de lis and claimed and named all the land drained by the river in the name of his sovereign, Louis. Then he returned home to request permission to plant a colony near that site to anchor French claims throughout the Mississippi Valley.

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1718

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The Founding of San Antonio

The Founding of The area was explored by Spanish expeditions in 1691 and 1709, which named the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek. The town grew out of San Antonio de Béxar Presidio, founded 1718, and the villa of San Fernando de Béxar, chartered by Canary Islanders in 1731. Antonio


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1731

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East Texas Missions are moved to San Antonio and other missions are built

In the 16th century, Spanish missionaries and soldiers began moving north out of the Valley of Mexico to found missions and presidios. The Spanish Empire extended its claim in the New World to the land along the San Antonio River, the present day site of the City of San Antonio, converting American Indians to Christianity, acculturating them to the European lifestyle, and making them Spanish citizens. The San Antonio missions played a major role in all aspects of Spanish colonial frontier life as they related to religion, the military, culture, and agriculture.

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1810

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Father Hidalgo speech tells people that Mexicans, Texans, and others to fight for there independence.

Named for the revolutionary leader Miguel Hidalgo, the state is fiercely independent: The Mexican Revolution lasted longer in this state than in any other. Today, Hidalgo relies on extensive silver, gold and mineral deposits to fuel its economy. La Huasteca, a fertile lowland region covering the northern part of the state, produces some of Hidalgo’s chief crops, including sugarcane, corn, oats, barley, wheat, beans, chilies, coffee and fruits.



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