By Richard Flint, Shirley Cushing Flint
The Coronado day trip to Tierra Nueva is a fascinating checklist of key learn through archaeologists, ethnographers, historians, and geographers in regards to the first organised eu front into what's now the yankee Southwest and northwestern Mexico. looking for the place the excursion went and what peoples it encountered, this quantity explores the fertile valleys of Sonora, the basins and levels of southern Arizona, the Zuni pueblos and the Rio Grande Valley of recent Mexico, and the Llano Estacado of the Texas panhandle. The twenty-one individuals to the quantity have pursued one of the most major traces of analysis within the box within the final fifty years; their recommendations variety from documentary research and recording conventional tales to distinctive exam of the panorama and excavation of campsites and Indian cities. With extra self assurance than ever earlier than, researchers are ultimate in at the direction of the conquistadors.
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Extra info for The Coronado Expedition to Tierra Nueva: The 1540-1542 Route Across the Southwest
The body of the expedition, under its field commander Tristán de Luna y Arellano, finally reached Zuni a few days after the departure of Cárdenas. This main party had established the town of San Gerónimo de los Corazones in the Sonora Valley, a sort of halfway station so that Coronado could remain in contact with Mexico. Ordering Arellano to rest his group for twenty days before continuing to the Rio Grande, Coronado took thirty men and, with Zuni guides, marched east and south to the Piro Page 8 region around modern Socorro (for another view, see Chapter 15).
The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information Sciences-Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials. 48-1984. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data The Coronado expedition to Tierra Nueva: the 1540-1542 route across the Southwest / Richard and Shirley Cushing Flint, editors. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. ISBN 0-87081-456-7 (alk. paper) 1. 2. Southwest, New Discovery and exploration Spanish.
Indeed, there are several areas of active dispute. We have even made this explicit in Chapter 23, which deals with the Jimmy Owens Site in the Texas South Plains. Despite their lack of unanimity on all points, the authors are all serious and conscientious scholars, striving to illuminate a significant but shadowy period in the history of the Southwest. The spelling of sixteenth-century Spanish names of persons and places and Spanish renditions of Native American words is one area in which the authors (and English speakers in general) sometimes disagree.