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Analysis Of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's Expedition

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In 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European to explore California. Cabrillo was “a Portuguese navigator sailing under the flag of Spain” (Orsi, and Gutiérrez 83). Cabrillo landed in modern day San Diego, and “after six days' rest” he continued his expedition and discovered Catalina Island, sites of San Pedro, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara Channel Islands (Orsi, and Gutiérrez 85). California was of little interest to the explorers. During Cabrillo’s expedition, he found no wealth in California. He ran into some small Indian tribes, but these tribes were not very advanced with technology and they had nothing that interested the explorers. Cabrillo primarily traveled along the coastal regions of California and he “ordered his men
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