Cabeza de Vaca meets the Coahuiltecans Kendra Thomas Rodolfo Salgado Rebecca Franco Brian Rea Kevin Landin Native American Groups • Karankawa • Comanche • Caddos • Wacos • Coahuiltecans • Wichita • Atakapan Map The map tells where all the Native Americans lived. The Karankawa • They lived south of the Caddo, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. • They were called nomads. • When it is winter they lived on shores and islands off the coast. The Comanche • They lived in Southern Plains. (This is what happened in the Southern Plains .) • They could speak at least seven different languages. • They sold the horses that they had stolen from other people. The Caddo’s • More from 1,200 years ago the Caddo moved South by Piney Woods. • They worked together to grow new crops at the fields. • The Caddo made pottery ,so they traded pottery and food for what they needed. • The Caddo were farmers. The Waco Indians • The Waco Indians lived in Waco l like they’re name “Waco”. • They had houses that were about 30 to 40 feet long. • They lived in hay houses. The Coahuiltecans • They worked very hard and they traded with other people and had lots of celebrations! • They spent they’re whole summer picking cactuses to eat for dinner. • They had mobile groups when they went hunting. The Wichita • Coronado came to Wichita in 1541 in the great land of the Arkansas River. • He came about over 450 years ago. • They killed the skins of cattle for the herds where they lived. • They had enemies The Atakapan • The Atakapan are the hardest working group ever. • They helped each other and shared things with everyone. • They lived by a river named Natchez Mississippi. • The Atakapan is actually a language, not really a tribe. • Choctaw is a word meaning “man eaters” in Atakapan. Spanish Explorers •Christopher Columbus •Alonso Alvarez de Piñeda •Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca •Francisco Vasquez de Coronado •Sieur de La’Salle Christopher Columbus [Notes About Christopher Columbus] • He sold things , when he was thirteen. • He took three ships named (La Niña, la Piñta , Santa Maria). • He set sail in 1492 – About 519 years ago. • He landed on an island called Hispanola – Southwestern Coast of the United States (and thought they were Indians). • He explored places and then went back and told The Spanish king and queen what he explored. Alonso Alvarez de Piñeda • He sailed in 1519 all the way to Texas. • He created the 1st maps of the Texas coast. • He was from the country of Spain. Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca • He was from the country of Spain. • He went in 1527 to the United States about 500 years ago. • He took 600 explorers with him. • They got lost in the swamps of Florida. • 85 people died and 15 people survived. • Coahuiltecans and Cabeza de Vaca began to be friends. CAVEZA DE VACA and the COAHUILTECANS • THEY WERE SO HUNGRY THAT THEY WOULD EVEN EAT WHAT EVER THEY WOULD FIND THAT WAS UNUSUAL FOODS. • THEY FOUGHT THE MOSQUITOES. • THEY WOULD FIND A WAY TO GET WARM. • THEY WOULD HUNT ANIMALS TO EAT. • THEY WOULD EAT FIGS ON THEIR WAY BACK AND WHEN THEY CELEBRATE THEY DANCE ALL NIGHT LONG. La Relación Francisco Vasquez de Coronado • He came from Spain, then he went to Mexico, then he came to Texas. • They used boats then when they got to the island they started walking up the hill. Sieur de La’Salle • He was the only explorer that was born in France. • His own men killed him. Timeline 1527 1492 Christopher Columbus Travelled by boats to discover the Americans. 1519 Alonso Alvarez De Pineda Created the 1st maps in the world of the Texas Coast. Cabeza de Vaca travelled to Texas with 600 men and came back with 15 men. 1535 Coronado traveled to different cities to find gold! 1682 La’Salle travelled got more boats and he also died because of hi men. BIBLIOGRAPHY • http://decker4thgrade.wikispaces.com/ • http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/stplains/peoples/coahuiltecans.html • http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/cabeza-de-vaca.