became the first European explorer to set foot on the mainland that would later be called Florida. In a battle against the native people, he was shot and later died.

was a Spanish explorer who traveled to, among other places, the Grand Canyon and as far east as Wichita, Kansas before setting off a revolt among the indigenous Pueblo people

was a Spanish conquistador who arrived in Mexico in 1519. He and his army of natives and Spaniards laid siege to the city of Tenochtitlán.

was a neutral trading town on the cost of the isthmus of Mexico, whose name literally meant "Place near the Gourds."

held a collection of Anasazi towns including the 800-room complex at Pueblo Bonito.