exploration and colonization of Texas Navely Sosa
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1492

age of contact began 

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1492 the Spanish exploration

the Spanish exploration started with Christopher Columbus in1492 and continue for nearly 350 years

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1519

Pineda led expeditions to map the western coastlines (Pineda mapping Texas)

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1537

cabeza de vaca

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1608

the French exploration started when the French government established settlement

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1630

the first mission attempt to spread Christianity (Roman Catholic Religion

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1685

la salle establish a French settlement 

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1685

the colonization of Texas began with fort St. Louis in 1685

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1689 - 1821

spanish colonial 

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feb 14, 1719

canary islanders first organized civil Texas government 

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1720

mission and presidos

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1769

the founding of San Antonio , Gasparpoyo la and men founded presido San Diego. military post

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18th century

camino reale a throughfore 18th century Spanish colonial



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