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The Coronado Expedition

From the Distance of 460 Years

Richard Flint

Publication Year: 2003

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.

Published by: University of New Mexico Press

Front Cover

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p. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

Figures

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p. 10-10

Maps

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p. 11-11

Tables

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pp. 12-13

Acknowledgments

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pp. 14-15

Introduction: New Vantages on the Coronado Expedition

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pp. 16-25

1: To See Such Marvels with My Own Eyes: Spanish Exploration in the Western Borderlands

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pp. 26-34

2: Before the Coronado Expedition: Who Knew What and When Did They Know It?

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pp. 35-56

3: The Financing and Provisioning of the Coronado Expedition

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pp. 57-71

4: What’s Missing from This Picture? The Alarde, or Muster Roll, of the Coronado Expedition

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pp. 72-95

5: Chichilticale: A Survey of Candidate Ruins in Southeastern Arizona

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pp. 96-123

6: Spanish Artifacts, a Trail, and a Diary: An Eighteenth-Century Trail from Sonora to Zuni, New Mexico

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pp. 124-130

7: Jars Full of Shiny Metal: Analyzing Barrionuevo’s Visit to Yuque Yunque

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pp. 131-154

8: The Mystery of Coronado’s Route from the Pecos River to the Llano Estacado

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pp. 155-165

9: Reconciling the Calendars of the Coronado Expedition: Tiguex to the Second Barranca, April and May 1541

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pp. 166-178

10: Bison Hunters of the Llano in 1541: A Panel Discussion

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pp. 179-201

11: The War for the South Plains, 1500‒1700

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pp. 202-217

12: The Jimmy Owens Site: New Perspectives on the Coronado Expedition

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pp. 218-233

13: First Arrivals: Coronado, Hank Smith, and the Old Springs of the Llano Estacado

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pp. 234-254

14: Spanish Crossbow Boltheads of Sixteenth-Century North America: A Comparative Analysis

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pp. 255-267

15: Looking at a Mule Shoe: Sixteenth-Century Spanish Artifacts in Panama

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pp. 268-279

16: Mapping, Measuring, and Naming Cultural Spaces in Castañeda’s Relación de la jornada de Cíbola

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pp. 280-304

17: Two Colonies, Two Conquistadores: Francisco and Juan Vázquez de Coronado

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pp. 305-319

References Cited

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pp. 320-341

Contributors

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pp. 342-346

Index

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pp. 347-353

Back Cover

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p. 354-354


E-ISBN-13: 9780826329776
Print-ISBN-13: 9780826329769

Page Count: 352
Publication Year: 2003