That July of Coranado's expedition, his group encountered a group of Zuni Native Americans in what is now New Mexico. Coranado and his group clashed with the Zunis and took over their village. Angered by the expedition's failure to find a city of gold, Coranado decided to send his group out into different directions to investigate further. One group led by Pedro de Tovar traveled to the Clarado Plateau. Another group led by Garcia Lopez de Cardenas and his men became the first Europeans to see the Grand Canyon. Coranado then spent the next winter in a place called tiguex, a community of several pueblo Native American villages. Before long, Coranado and his people had an issue with the local Native Americans over supplies. Coranado then moved on in the spring, moving east over the Pecos River. Him and his expedition continued their search through what is now Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, before giving up their quest.
Now back in New Spain in 1542 the disapointed Coranado returned to his duties as governor of Nueva Galicia. He was then removed from his post two years later, during an investigation into his expedition. Charged with several offenses related to his conduct, including neglect of duty, Coranado was eventually cleared on all