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Kansas History

First Exploration under France and Spain (1541–1803) The first European to visit Kansas was the Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1541. Kansas was then inhabited by Native Americans. The Coronado left Compostela in 1540 and set out in present-day Kansas in search of the “golden city” of Quivira. By his own account, he… Read More »