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Documents of the Coronado Expedition, 1539-1542

"They Were Not Familiar with His Majesty, nor Did They Wish to Be His Subjects"

Richard Flint

Publication Year: 2012

This volume is the first annotated, dual-language edition of thirty-four original documents from the Coronado expedition. Using the latest historical, archaeological, geographical, and linguistic research, historians and paleographers Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint make available accurate transcriptions and modern English translations of the documents, including seven never before published and seven others never before available in English. The volume includes a general introduction and explanatory notes at the beginning of each document.

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. 2-6

Contents

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pp. 7-10

Illustrations

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pp. 11-13

General Introduction

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pp. 14-33

Document 1: Letter of Vázquez de Coronado to the King, December 15, 1538

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pp. 34-43

Document 2: Letter of Vázquez de Coronado to Viceroy Mendoza, March 8, 1539

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pp. 44-49

Document 3: Letter of Vázquez de Coronado to the King, July 15, 1539

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pp. 50-57

Document 4: Letter of the Viceroy to the King, 1539

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pp. 58-63

Document 5: Decree of the King Appointing Vázquez de Coronado Governor of Nueva Galicia, April 18, 1539

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pp. 64-71

Document 6: The Viceroy’s Instructions to Fray Marcos de Niza, November 1538, and Narrative Account by Fray Marcos de Niza, August 26, 1539

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pp. 72-101

Document 7: Letters from Antonio de Mendoza and Rodrigo de Albornoz, October 1539

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pp. 102-107

Document 8: Testimony of Witnesses in Habana Regarding Fray Marcos’s Discoveries, November 1539

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pp. 108-118

Document 9: The Viceroy’s Appointment of Vázquez de Coronado to Lead the Expedition, January 6, 1540

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pp. 119-126

Document 10: The King’s Confirmation of Vázquez de Coronado’s Appointment, June 11, 1540

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pp. 127-130

Document 11: Testimony of Juan Bermejo and of Vázquez de Coronado’s Purchasing Agent, Juan Fernández Verdejo, 1552

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pp. 131-147

Document 12: Muster Roll of the Expedition, Compostela, February 22, 1540

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pp. 148-176

Document 13: Record of Mexican Indians Participating in the Expedition, 1576

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pp. 177-183

Document 14: Hearing on Depopulation Charges, February 26, 1540

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pp. 184-197

Document 15: Narrative of Alarcón’s Voyage, 1540

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pp. 198-235

Document 16: The Viceroy’s Instructions to Hernando Alarcón, May 31, 1541

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pp. 236-245

Document 17: The Viceroy’s Letter to the King, Jacona, April 17, 1540

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pp. 246-254

Document 18: Hernán Cortés’s Brief to Carlos V Concerning the Injuries Done to Him by the Viceroy of Nueva España, June 25, 1540

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pp. 255-264

Document 19: Vázquez de Coronado’s Letter to the Viceroy, August 3, 1540

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pp. 265-283

Document 20: Formation of a Company between Mendoza and Pedro de Alvarado, Tiripitío, November 29, 1540

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pp. 284-297

Document 21: Account of Pedro de Alvarado’s Armada, 1541

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pp. 298-301

Document 22: Traslado de las Nuevas (Anonymous Narrative), 1540

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pp. 302-308

Document 23: La Relación Postrera de Cíbola (Fray Toribio de Benavente’s Narrative), 1540s

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pp. 309-315

Document 24: Hernando de Alvarado’s Narrative, 1540

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pp. 316-321

Document 25: Letter from Viceroy Mendoza to Fernández de Oviedo, October 6, 1541

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pp. 322-329

Document 26: Vázquez de Coronado’s Letter to the King, October 20, 1541

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pp. 330-338

Document 27: Disposal of the Juan Jiménez Estate, 1542 (Copy, 1550)

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pp. 339-390

Document 28: The Relación de la Jornada de Cíbola, Pedro de Castañeda de Nájera’s Narrative, 1560s (copy, 1596)

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pp. 391-506

Document 29: The Relación del Suceso (Anonymous Narrative), 1540s

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pp. 507-520

Document 30: Juan Jaramillo’s Narrative, 1560s

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pp. 521-537

Document 31: Juan Troyano’s Proof of Service, 1560

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pp. 538-545

Document 32: Melchior Pérez’s Petition for Preferment, 1551

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pp. 546-566

Document 33: Cristóbal de Escobar’s Proof of Service, 1543

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pp. 567-593

Document 34: Vázquez de Coronado’s Petition for Recovery of Encomiendas, 1553

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pp. 594-601

Acknowledgments

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pp. 602-603

Abbreviations Used in the Appendixes, Notes, and References

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p. 604-604

Appendix 1: Biographical Data

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pp. 605-610

Appendix 2: Geographical Data

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pp. 611-617

Appendix 3: Known Members of the Coronado Expedition

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pp. 618-628

Appendix 4: Requerimiento

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pp. 629-632

Notes

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pp. 633-717

Glossary

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pp. 718-720

Bibliography

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pp. 721-736

Index

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pp. 737-759

About the Editors

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p. 760-760

Back Cover

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p. 761-761


E-ISBN-13: 9780826351357
Print-ISBN-13: 9780826351340

Page Count: 760
Publication Year: 2012