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: 22 of 288
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ITINERARY OF THE EXPEDITIONS
SEPT. It is rumored that Coronado has been
nominated governor of New Galicia.
Pedro de Alvarado returns from Spain
to the New World.
MARCe 7 Friar Marcos de Niza, accompanied by
the negro Estevan, starts from Culia-
can to find the Seven Cities.
APRIL 18 The appointment of Coronado as gov-
ernor of New Galicia is confirmed.
MAY De Soto sails from Habana.
MAY 9 Friar Marcos enters the wilderness of
MAY 21 Friar Marcos learns of the death of
MlAY 25 De Soto lands on the coast of Florida.
JULY 8 TlUloa sails from Acapulco nearly to the
head of the Gulf of California in com-
mand of a fleet furnished by Cortes.
AUGUST Friar Marcos returns from the north and
SEPT. 2 certifies to the truth of his report be-
fore Mendoza and Coronado.
OCTOBER The news of Niza's discoveries spreads
through New Spain.
Nov. Mendoza begins to prepare for an expe-
dition to conquer the Seven Cities of
Melchior Diaz is sent to verify the re-
ports of Friar Marcos.
De Soto finds the remains of the camp
of Narvaez at Bahia de los Cavallos.
Nov. 12 Witnesses in Habana describe the effect
of the friar's reports.
JA'. 1 Mendoza celebrates the new year at
JAN. 9 Coronado at Guadalajara.
FEB. 5 Cortes stops at Habana on his way to
FEB. The members of the Cibola expedition
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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/m1/22/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .