Posts by AuthorAmy Roberts

Geographical description written by Pedro de Castañeda de Nájera who was part of Coronado’s Expedition from 1540-1542 Vital Stats: “The country is a valley between ridges resembling rocky mountains. They plant in holes.”             “The country is spacious and level…no settlements were seen anywhere on these plains.”             “Several lakes were found at intervals; they...
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Report from Coronado contradicting Fray Marcos de Niza’s accounts of the land outside of Compostela Vital Stats: “From the people here, he learned that there was nothing to be found in the country beyond except the mountains, which continued to be entirely uninhabited by people.” “We all marched cheerfully along a very bad way, where...
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