The journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, from the city of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the buffalo plains of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska, as told by himself and his followers Page: 100 of 288
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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
league wide and that there were many ca-
noes on it. These folks started off from
here next day with a lot of dogs which
dragged their possessions.
For two days, during which the army
marched in the same direction as that in
which they had come from the settlements
-that is, between north and east, but more
toward the north-they saw other roaming
Querechos and such great numbers of cows
that it already seemed something incredible.
These people gave a great deal of information
about settlements, all toward the east from
where we were. Here Don Garcia broke his
arm and a Spaniard got lost who went off
hunting so far that he was unable to return
to the camp, because the country is very
level. The Turk said it was one or two
days to Haya (Haxa). The general sent
Captain Diego Lopez with ten companions
lightly equipped and a guide to go at full
speed toward the sunrise for two days and
discover Haxa, and then return to meet the
army, which set out in the same direction
next day. They came across so many ani-
mals that those who were on the advance
guard killed a large number of bulls. As
these fled they trampled one another in their
haste until they came to a ravine. So many
of the animals fell into this that they filled
it up, and the rest went across on top of
them. The men who were chasing them on
horseback fell in among the animals without
noticing where they were going. Three of
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Winship, George Parker. The journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, from the city of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the buffalo plains of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska, as told by himself and his followers, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3161/m1/100/: accessed April 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .