7 amazing black explorers who made a mark in history

Mildred Europa Taylor February 16, 2019
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He was a Moroccan slave who, along with an expedition of Spanish explorers, travelled from Florida along the Gulf of Mexico into the southwestern United States. Also known as Estevan, Estebanico, or Esteban, he was captured by Native Americans and escaped to become a successful “medicine man”, according to accounts by Encyclopedia.com. After a marathon journey, Estevanico successfully reached the Spanish outpost of Mexico City. He was also the first Westerner to reach some areas of the southwestern United States. Estevanico visited the “Seven Cities of Cíbola,” seven pueblos (Native American villages) in northern Mexico often described as the mythic empire of riches. He made this journey before the spanish conquistador Francisco Vásquez de Coronado made his expedition. Estevanico would later be killed by the Zuni warriors in the area.

Last Edited by:Victor Ativie Updated: March 25, 2020


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