On November 6, 1528 , the Spanish conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and his crew were shipwrecked off the coast of Texas. He was the first European to set foot on the soil of the future state of Texas. His journey to the New World was a disaster right from the beginning how we can read in his diary.

Today, he is known as the first Geographer and Historian of the New World due to his detailed description of the land´s environment, resources and Native American Tribes.