Muster Roll of the Expedition, Compostela, February 22, 1540

Muster Roll of the Expedition, Compostela, February 22, 1540

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in Objects 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 in longer range combat by foot soldiers against hostile enemies on the expedition. This item was brought by the Spaniards to Mexico. This gun had two different firing methods. The...
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in Objects 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 effective in close combat due to the razor sharp blades on each side. It was used whenever combat had risen on their expedition against the other people they came across....
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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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The antependium/altar frontal is a decorative textile that covers the front of the altar during Catholic Mass. The example in the featured photo (above) is embroidered with gold, silver, silver-gilt and silk threads on applied pieces of silk. Scenes of the Baptism of Christ by St John and the Virgin and Child with the infant...
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Description: He was a Spanish Conquistador He was the first cousin to Francisco Vazquez de Coronado First person to explore The Grand Canyon He was the only one in Coronado’s expedition that was convicted of War Crimes He was present at the Muster Roll He was almost always seen with his hand on his hip....
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The church is a product of both Spanish and Native culture integrating in the Compostela. This is not the exact or a replica of the church that existed during the Muster Roll of 1540-1542. However, this image is a good representation of what the church would have looked like by using the same shape the...
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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 the early 1540s. This is one page out of 71 that depict the history of the Aztec people. Split into three sections, the first covers the history of the Aztecs....
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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 feathers Summary A miter that would have been worn by a bishop in the New Spain region. There is not a specific region labeled but would align with what Catholic...
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