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Migrations: Immigration into the Americas - Exploration

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  • Conquistador, Gobernador, y Capitán Generál Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Lujan (1510 - 1554)
    Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján (1510 - 22 September 1554) was a Spanish conquistador, who visited New Mexico and other parts of what are now the southwestern United States betwee...
  • Hernando de Soto y Arias de Tinoco (c.1496 - 1542)
    Hernando de Soto (c.1496/1497–1542) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who, while leading the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States, was the fi...
  • Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, 5° Gobernador del Río de la Plata y del Paraguay (c.1490 - c.1559)
    Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (Jerez de la Frontera, 1490/95 - Sevilla, 1557/60) fue un conquistador español que exploró el golfo de México y los territorios de...
  • Samuel de Champlain (c.1574 - 1635)
    (see French) Samuel de Champlain (French pronunciation: ​[samɥɛl də ʃɑ̃plɛ̃] born Samuel Champlain; on or before August 13, 1574 &#x...
  • Jacques Cartier (1491 - 1557)
    Sources Wikipédia (français) Wikipédia (English) Quebec History, Marianopolis College LE JEUNE, L., « Jacques Cartier », dans Dictionnaire Géné...


Barry Fell, is most well known for his controversial work in New World epigraphy - three books which claim that many centuries before Christopher Columbus reached America, Celts, Basques, Phoenicians, Egyptians, and others were visiting North America.

Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact

Age of Discovery (1200-1600)

Exploration of the Americas

John Cabot

Ponce de León

Vasco Núñez de Balboa

Marco "Amerigo" Vespucci

Giovanni da Verazzano

Captain James Cook

George Vancouver

Charles Wilkes.