The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 28, July 1924 - April, 1925 Page: 123
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The Expedition of Panfilo de Narviez
the part of the south to the part of the north many times; and
through many parts where he summoned the Indians, and gath-
ered them from among the forests and thickets, and founded
communities with them; making them set up crosses and adore
them. And they obeyed him willingly, because of the fearless-
ness with which he moved about among them, and the marvellous
things they saw him do.
He arrived, with his companions, at Jalisco, where they were
well received by the Governor, Nuiio de Guzman. In Mexico the
Illustrious Viceroy, Don Antonio de Mendoza, in opposition to
the Marquis del Valle, Conquistador, brought him and his com-
panions to his house, where he kept them, and honored them, and
even married them richly.
And because of their marvellous entry, naked, excepting only
they covered their loins with deer skins, they had bullfights and
In Spain, His Majesty, the Emperor, took their reappearance
for a miracle; and they came to look upon these men as mirac-
With only this relation, I pass on to that which I cannot re-
lieve myself from saying, since it conforms to the plan [of my
book] and is said only in order that I may write of my father
as I write of the others.
My father, Captain Andres Dorantes de Carranza, was a native
of Bexar del Castafiar, in Old Castilla, or Estramadura, which
is generally believed and said to be ten leagues from Salamanca,
and ten from Plasencia. His nobility and knighthood were at-
tested, in litigation at Granada, through letters patent of nobility,
by the Dorantes, Arias, and Carranzas, nobles, and people of qual-
ity and many entailed estates.
Through the Carranzas, he was descended from Castro de
Hurdiales y Montafias, of the valley of Carranza and Tower of
Molina, where their freehold is proof of their ancient lineage.
And through the Dorantes, the same, with relationship to the
Marquis Divila Fuente very clear and well known. In respect
to this, the Viceroy of this New Spain, Villa Manrique, honored
and esteemed my person, as well in words as in benefits I re-
ceived from his hand. Knowing my worth, he honored me with
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