Coronado Muster Roll: Student Research

Research for the muster roll was conducted by the undergraduate students in HIST 9100: Digital History during spring 2019. The following posts explore different persons, objects, flora, and fauna in the virtual world.

Arquebus/ Gun

The gun that was used during the Coronado expedition by the soldiers, this certain weapon had two different firing systems. Summary The weapon was used

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Obsidian Edge Sword

The obsidian edge sword was a weapon used mostly by the Indian people during the Coronado expedition. Summery The sword was known to be very

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Cíbola Landscape

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

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The Codex Mendoza

Discussion The manuscript is a pictorial book made for Antonio de Mendoza, the first viceroy of New Spain. Mendoza most likely received this manuscript in

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Bishops Miter

Bishops Miter is of a similar head wear for a Catholic Bishop in the region Made of matereia commony found in area such as bird

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Tovar’s Journey

1.1: Summary Don Pedro de Tovar, along with seventeen horsemen and several foot soldiers as well as Juan de Padilla (a Franciscan friar) journey to

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Lope de Samaniego

Description: Samaniego pledged 16-17 horses, two buckskin coats, a coat of mail with all ccouterments. Many of Samaniego’s belongings were destroyed in a fire, which

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Don Pedro De Tovar

Description: Don Pedro De Tovar was a wealthy captain in the expedition. Pledging 13 horses, a full coat of mail, and an assortment of native

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Chinampas/Irrigation

February Agriculture in Compostela, Mexico Located in a sub-tropical area, Compostela, Mexico would have the sustainability for agriculture to produce crops at all times of

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AGAVE genus Agave L

Is native to the south western United States and Mexico deserts, some species are native to South America. The Agave was a plant available to

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Peccaries

Peccaries are wild animals, closely related to the pig. The three subspecies of peccary are all native to the Americas. The Spanish would have never

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Spanish Horses in the New World

Official documents, historical artwork, the fossil record, and the reaction of the encountered indigenous peoples confirm that Columbus and the 16th century Spanish explorers brought

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Cotton Production

Before the Spaniards inhabited the area cotton or “taman” was used by the Mayans the Aztecs and other indigenous populations. Francis F. Berdan describes many

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