Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
- Governor of Spanish-ruled Mexico
- Searching for gold in 1541, explored land that would become Kansas
- He and his men among first Europeans to visit Kansas
- His horses were the first to be seen by Plains Indians
- Wrote to King of Spain of “shaggy cows” (buffalo) on the plains
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