The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 186
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had imprisoned in the circle, and marching it on towards the place
the hunters proposed, affording them great pleasure 'and satisfaction.
Having regaled the sight with such agreeable scene, the signal was
given for the killing to begin. It 'was at noon when the Indians,
with wonderful swiftness, but maintaining admirable order, dashed
upon the animals, letting fly their unerring arrows. The spectacle
lasted till sunset, astonishing the viceroy 'with the amount of game
killed in the chase; the number of deer being over seven hundred,
and that of wolves and jack rabbits being each as great or greater.
Content with having seen what he had heard related and exag-
gerated from his arrival in Mexico, the viceroy promised to witness
another chase within two years, and, thanking the caciques for the
good time they had afforded him, and to perpetuate the memory of
that chase, which was the first after the fall of the Aztec Empire,
he named the place "Llano del Cazadero" (Plain of the Chase), the
name it still has.20
This chase having occurred after Cabeza de Vaca wrote his rela-
tion, he could not have borrowed from it, no matter what may be
said of his knowledge of those of Moctezuma's .days.
Without informing us how f'ar his chase extended or the number
of days it continued, Cabeza de Vaca says they went on to where
"they crossed a great river coming from the north," and thence
thirty leagues 'over a plain to where they found many people coming
from afar off to receive them.21
Rio Blanco, coming from the north, flows in ta southerly direc-
tion to near where Aramberri now stands, and there turning to the
east, flows through a deep narrow caion in the Sierra Madre and
on by Soto la Marina to the Gulf, changing its name to Rio de Soto
la Marina after passing the caton. It is the same the Spaniards
called Rio de las Palmas, which was the boundary named between
the Florida of which Narvaez was made governor and the province of
Panuco. Of this river Velasco says: "The Rio Blanco passes to
the north of Aramberri; coming from the mountain, it flows along
the caf~on 12 kilometers from the Ce'drito southward to. the Molino
north of the Cabecera; it passes the mountain and penetrates
0Zamacois: Historic de Mejico, IV, 660-662.
2Naufragio.s, Cap. XXIX.
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