The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 10, July 1906 - April, 1907 Page: 279
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A Study of the Route of Cabeza de Vaca. 279
I find later in one of Cabeza's summaries a hint that he came to
these permanent houses on the Rio Grande from the south. He
says : "Where the permanent houses are it is so hot that even in
January the air is very warm. From there to the southward the
land, which is uninhabited as far as the Sea of the North [the
Gulf] is very barren and poor. There we suffered great and almost
incredible starvation; and those who roam through, that country
and dwell in it are very cruel people, of evil inclinations and
It can be shown that Cabeza struck the Rio Grande near the
mouth of the Conchas, from which it may be seen that a line to the
southward would lead through Coahuila.
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