Who was the first person to explore Chile?
Pedro de Valdivia
By land: The first person to explore the Grand Canyon by land is Francisco Vasquez de Cornado. By river: The first person to explore the Grand Canyon by river is John Wesley Powell. Just for the record, Cornado was awesome. He died during a battle with some native americans. poison arrows. it was a sad day. Powell is also a county in the great state of Kentucky. Yay for the bluegrass state!
Abel Tasman was employed by the Dutch East India Company and ordered to explore the oceans of the south-east in order to find a new sea trade route to Chile in South America. Along the way, he explored Tasmania and New Zealand, but came to the incorrect conclusion that they were part of the same continent. He was also the first to explore the islands of Fiji.
Most probably the first person to explore Illinois was a Native American descended from the people who came to North America from Asia. As we have no record of exactly when the first person visited Illinois, we can't know his/her name. The first Europeans to come to Illinois were fur trappers in the Ohio Valley. In 1673, Father Pierre Marquette and Louis Joliet (Jolliet) traveled down the Mississippi River from the Great Lakes, and traveled…