Francisco Vasquez de Coronado By Nate s.

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was born in the country of Spain in 1510. He was a governor in Western Mexico. He was a nobleman and soldier.

Francisco Coronado's exploration took place from 1540 to 1542 and was sponsored by the Governor of Mexico and his own rich wife. He was in search of riches. He had heard about the Seven Cities of Gold.

Coronado left Mexico and traveled north through what is now the American Southwest. He found the Grand Canyon, but no gold. Next, after hearing from an American Indian slave about a land of gold, Coronado marched across the plains to what is now Kansas. He never found gold.

Coronado's exploration led to land discovery, mistreatment of American Indians, and the spread of Christianity. He traveled through the American Southwest including the Grand Canyon. Coronado killed the American Indian slave because they never found the gold he told them about. When he returned to Spain, he was charged with the mistreatment of American Indians. Only the priests were happy about his exploration. It gave them a chance to spread Christianity to the American Indians. Coronado returned to new Spain. He was charged with bad leadership as well as the mistreatment of American Indians.

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