Francisco Vasquez de Coronado by Owl Girl

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was a Spanish explorer. He was best known for exploring the American Southwest in 1540. He is also known for his discovery of the Great Plains of Kansas. Coronado was born in Salamanca, Spain in 1510, and he died on September 22, 1554.
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado’s goal was to fin the cities of Cibola. The governor of New Spain decided to send Coronado to find the cities Cibola. Coronado had a huge expedition including 1,000 slaves and 2,000 men. He failed to find the cities of Cibola but he discovered the Grand Canyon. Coronado took 4 years over his expedition to find the cities of Cibola.
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado’s best qualities where that he was well educated. He also became a governor of an important Mexican Province. Coronado was a hero because he discovered the Grand Canyon and also the Great Plains of Kansas. His unfavorable qualities are, mistreated and enslaved the Pueblo Indians. He was guilty of committing atrocities and he was seen as a failure for finding the cities of Cibola.

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