|"The first known person born in North Africa to have arrived|
in the present-day continental United States."
Also known as Esteban, Stephen the Moor, and other variants, Estevanico was one of four survivors of the Spanish Narvaez expedition led by Cabeza de Vaca which landed in Florida in 1528 and then sailed westward only to be shipwrecked near Galveston Bay. They made their way to the interior of Texas through present-day San Antonio and Pecos. Coming across a Spanish slaving expedition, the groups joined forces and headed northward in search of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold. Estevanico, serving as a scout, went ahead of the party, and was killed upon attempting to enter the village of Hawikuh near Zuni Pueblo in northwestern New Mexico.