Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Conquistador Cats – “True” History Tuesday

In addition to basically being a real asshole, Francisco Vasquez Coronado was also not the brightest crayon in the box.  In 1540, Coronado traveled north from Mexico City in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola.  The expedition was not really an exploration, but a search for riches to be plundered and brought back to Spain.  He is credited with the “accidental” discovery of the Grand Canyon because basically you’d have to be a complete moron to miss it when you are on an expedition of the Southwest.  This discovery did not necessarily impress him; because he was convinced he could find the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola.  Another dolt idea of Coronado’s was the use of large domesticated cats for Conquistador expeditions.  


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