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The Coronado Expedition: From the Distance of 460 Years

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In 1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, the governor of Nueva Galicia in western Mexico, led an expedition of reconnaissance and expansion to a place called Cíbola, 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 ...

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The Coronado Expedition: From the Distance of 460 Years

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Overview

In 1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, the governor of Nueva Galicia in western Mexico, led an expedition of reconnaissance and expansion to a place called Cíbola, 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826329769
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Richard Flint is the author of No Settlement, No Conquest, The Coronado Expedition: From the Distance of 460 Years (UNM Press); Great Cruelties Have Been Reported: The 1544 Investigation of the Coronado Expedition; and The Coronado Expedition to Tierra Nueva.

Shirley Cushing Flint is the co-editor and author of numerous articles and books. Her latest book project is No Mere Shadow: Faces of Widowhood in Early Colonial Mexico.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: New Vantages on the Coronado Expedition 1
1 To See Such Marvels with My Own Eyes: Spanish Exploration in the Western Borderlands 11
2 Before the Coronado Expedition: Who Knew What and When Did They Know It? 20
3 The Financing and Provisioning of the Coronado Expedition 42
4 What's Missing from This Picture? The Alarde, or Muster Roll, of the Coronado Expedition 57
5 Chichilticale: A Survey of Candidate Ruins on Southeastern Arizona 81
6 Spanish Artifacts, a Trial, and a Diary: An Eighteenth-Century Trail from Sonora to Zuni, New Mexico 109
7 Jars Full of Shiny Metal: Analyzing Barrionuevo's Visit to Yuque Yunque 116
8 The Mystery of Coronado's Route from the Pecos River to the Llano Estacado 140
9 Reconciling the Calendars of the Coronado Expedition: Tiguex to the Second Barranca, April and May 1541 151
10 Bison Hunters of the Llano in 1541: A Panel Discussion 164
11 The War for the South Plains, 1500-1700 187
12 The Jimmy Owens Site: New Perspectives on the Coronado Expedition 203
13 First Arrivals: Coronado, Hank Smith, and the Old Springs of the Llano Estacado 219
14 Spanish Crossbow Boltheads of Sixteenth-Century North America: A Comparative Analysis 240
15 Looking at a Mule Shoe: Sixteenth-Century Spanish Artifacts in Panama 253
16 Mapping, Measuring, and Naming Cultural Spaces in Castaneda's Relacion de la jornada de Cibola 265
17 Two Colonies, Two Conquistadores: Francisco and Juan Vazquez de Coronado 290
References Cited 305
Contributors 327
Index 332
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