The Coronado Expedition

The Coronado Expedition

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In 1540 Francisco VAizquez de Coronado, the governor of Nueva Galicia in western Mexico, led an expedition of reconnaissance and expansion to a place called CAsbola, far to the north in what is now New Mexico. The essays collected in this book bring multidisciplinary expertise to the study of that expedition. Although scholars have been examining the Coronado expedition for over 460 years, it left a rich documentary record that still offers myriad research opportunities from a variety of approaches. Volume contributors are from a range of disciplines including history, archaeology, Latin American studies, anthropology, astronomy, and geology. Each addresses as aspect of the Coronado Expedition from the perspectives of his/her field, examining topics that include analyses of Spanish material culture in the New World; historical documentation of finances, provisioning, and muster rolls; Spanish exploration in the Borderlands; Native American contact with Spanish explorers; and determining the geographic routes of the Expedition.The eleven captains were Diego Lopez, Rodrigo Maldonado, Tristan de Luna y Arellano, Rodrigo Diego Guevara, Pablo ... [Melchior PAcrez], a€œMelchior PAcreza#39;s Petition for Preferment, 1 5 51 , a€ Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, ... Mendoza, a€œViceroya#39;s instructions. ... 165); oil, 4 pesos per arroha, or 25 pounds 187); sugar, ;.5 pesos per pound 1;5); cheese, 1/8 peso per pound 99) ; beef, I/100anbsp;...

Title:The Coronado Expedition
Author:Richard Flint, Shirley Cushing Flint
Publisher:UNM Press - 2003-03-18


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