The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915 Page: 223
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Book Reviews and Notices
be impressed by the excellent way in which she has summarized
and generalized from so large a mass of original sources. All will
be impressed with the clearness of style and breadth of view dis-
played in the work.
From the standpoint of the specialist Miss Hughes's mono-
graph, covering as it does a period of some twenty-five years.
must be considered as a general and not as a specialized contri-
bution. This does not detract from its worth, but, on the con-
trary, adds to its value by establishing its place in a larger field.
This will be apparent to all when it is realized that in the prep-
aration of the paper the author critically examined the equivalent
of several thousand typewritten pages of original manuscript
sources, the larger part of which had never before been used by
historians. That the writer should have carried the thread of
her narrative through this mass of material, and not been swerved
from her main course by any one of a dozen or more important
incidents of striking and historically dramatic interest, attests
her ability as an historian.
In a study of this kind, covering so broad a field in so, few
pages and filling such a gap in the history of the period, it is not
surprising that there are some errors in detail. In the introduc-
tory chapter the author is wrong in stating that "the natives or-
ganized a widespread revolt which included the Indians of the
entire province." The Piros Indians were not invited to take
part in the revolt, and they and the natives of the Tigua pueblo
of Isleta did not participate in the atrocities of August, 1680.
The author rightly states (page 316) that by October 9, 1680, a
plazd de armas had been established at La Toma, and that by De-
cember 20 of that year three camps, including that of San Lo-
renzo, had been established at a distance of two leagues from each
other. It seems quite essential, however, to state that La Toma
was about twelve leagues below Nuestra Sefiora de Guadalupe del
Paso and that soon after reaching La Toma, in October, 1680,
the name of Guadalupe was at first given to the camp there,
which was later renamed San Lorenzo. This oversight doubtless
accounts for the writer's falling inio error further along on page
320, by stating that Estero Largo was forty leagues above El
Paso. Estero Largo is mentioned in the sources as being forty
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