Our Voices: Spanish and Latino Figures of American History: Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo: Explorer of the American West Coast, 1st Edition

  • Xina M. Uhl
  • Published By: Rosen Central
  • ISBN-10: 1508184917
  • ISBN-13: 9781508184911
  • DDC: 910.92
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Though few may know his name, his achievement as the first European to discover San Diego Bay and many other areas on the California coast enshrines his name in the annals of American history. This exciting volume tells Cabrillo's story from an unknown soldier to the intrepid conquistador, crossbowman, landowner, shipbuilder, and explorer he became. As one of Hernan Cortes' soldiers during the conquest of Mexico and a founder of Guatemala, his actions loomed large in the future of both South America and North America. By both educating and entertaining, this biography illuminates a little-known but important Latino explorer.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Young Cabrillo.
2: War and Conquest.
3: Making Latin America.
4: Cabrillo Prospers.
5: Voyage to End All Voyages.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.