The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933 Page: 26
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
San Isidro and who belonged to the following of Don Estevan, "to
remain quiet in their country and live good lives, without killing
each other, and to join with the other followers of their great chief.
On hearing this they said they could comply, and remained await-
ing a religious who should go to instruct them until they should
settle in a pueblo."
Since crossing the Rio Grande, the expedition had traveled about
forty-one leagues, made six halts, and named the following places:
San Gregorio, San Vicente, San Isidro, San Bernardino, San Jorge,
and San Pablo. At two of these places, San Isidro and San Jorge,
the Indians were established in settlements and told to remain there
and await the coming of the missionaries. From this and from
Bosque's subsequent recommendations it is plain that the south-
central reaches of present Texas were to become part of Coahuila
under the jurisdiction of Balcarcel and that missions were to be
established there in charge of the Franciscans.
Leaving San Pablo "to return to the city of Guadalupe," on May
29 the expedition "arrived at another place" on the Rio Grande.
Consequently, not returning by way of San Isidro, they reached
the river "evidently higher up than the place where it was crossed
before," as Bolton points out.64 If this river was the Rio Grande,
it is significant that the diary fails to say a crossing was effected
at the place where it was reached. Besides, the expedition reached
it after less than two days' travel. This would seem to indicate
that the river which Bosque took to be the Rio Grande was really
the Pecos; that, without crossing it, they marched twenty leagues
down the east bank of the Pecos65 and thus finally came to "a river
which they said was called the Nueces," but which in reality was
the Rio Grande. On June 5 they continued in a southerly direction
and a week later, having covered fifty leagues, they arrived in
Guadalupe. The Indians they met during this week of travel south
of the Rio Grande numbered more than eight hundred persons and
belonged to such tribes, long known to the Spaniards, as the
Bacoras, Guyquechales, Manosprietas, and Contotores.
Before closing his diary or report of the expedition and sub-
"Diary, toc. cit., p. 305, note 1.
0"Bosque writes that after leaving the river they "traveled about twenty
leagues to the west." This cannot be correct. Bosque evidently meant to
say that they traveled south, not west. This may be an error of the
copyist, if the diary, as published, is a copy of the original.
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933, periodical, 1933; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101093/m1/34/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.