Francisco Vasquez De Coronado Research Paper

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Early Life Hello. I am Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. I was born in Salamanca, Spain. I left home because my parents promised the family fortune to my older brother. In 1535, I sailed to Mexico with Antonio de Mendoza, the colony’s first Admiral. I became one of the governors of New Galacia (one of the Spanish colonies in the New World). Searching for the Seven Cities of Gold Between 1536 and 1539, Admiral Mendoza heard stories about the Seven Cities of Cibolo, the Seven Cities of Gold where the streets and houses were made of gold and jewels. He sent me on an expedition to find them and claim the wealth for Spain. In 1540 I set out with 300 soldiers and about 1,000 Indians. I led my army into what would later become Arizona

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