No Settlement, No Conquest: A History of the Coronado Entrada

No Settlement, No Conquest: A History of the Coronado Entrada

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by Richard Flint
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826343627

ISBN-13: 9780826343628

Pub. Date: 05/16/2008

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Between 1539 and 1542, two thousand indigenous Mexicans, led by Spanish explorers, made an armed reconnaissance of what is now the American Southwest. The Spaniards' goal was to seize control of the people of the region and convert them to the religion, economy, and way of life of sixteenth-century Spain. The new followers were expected to recognize don Francisco V

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Between 1539 and 1542, two thousand indigenous Mexicans, led by Spanish explorers, made an armed reconnaissance of what is now the American Southwest. The Spaniards' goal was to seize control of the people of the region and convert them to the religion, economy, and way of life of sixteenth-century Spain. The new followers were expected to recognize don Francisco Vázquez de Coronado as their leader. The area's unfamiliar terrain and hostile natives doomed the expedition. The surviving Spaniards returned to Nueva España, disillusioned and heavily in debt with a trail of destruction left in their wake that would set the stage for Spain's conflicts in the future.

Flint incorporates recent archaeological and documentary discoveries to offer a new interpretation of how Spaniards attempted to conquer the New World and insight into those who resisted conquest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826343628
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
05/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: The Mechanics of the Event     xiii
Whys and Wherefores     1
Precious Goods of Greater India, China, and Antilia     17
Cibola, a Name for the Goal     27
License from the King and His Council     39
Raising a Force and Paying for It     49
Avoiding Provocation, Demanding Submission     65
Almost a Highway     75
By Sea to Chichilticale     87
Inside Cibola     97
Refusal to Submit     107
In the Wake of Disillusionment     117
Overture from Cicuique     127
The Heart of the Land of Flat-Roofed Towns     139
Vassalage Denied     145
To the Farthest Edge     155
What Was Seen and What Was Not     171
Disintegration and Withdrawal     183
Upshot     195
One of a Hundred and Thirty     205
Discontinuity at Mid-Century     219
Enduring Life of Rumor     227
Violence, Expected but Not Sought     237
Maps     249
Major Spanish-Led Expeditions in the Western Hemisphere, 1492-1598, by Date, Leader, and Area     261
Chronological Context of theCoronado Entrada, a.d. 700-1609     267
Abbreviations Used in the Notes and References     271
Notes     273
Glossary     321
References     329
Index     347

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