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ITINERARY OF THE EXPEDITIONS
assemble at Compostela, where the
viceroy finds them on his arrival.
FEB. 22. Review of the army on Sunday.
FEB. 23. The army, under the command of Fran-
cisco Vazquez Coronado, starts for
Cibola (not on February 1).
FEB. 26. Mendoza returns to Compostela, hav-
ing left the army two days before,
and examines witnesses to discover
how many citizens of New Spain have
accompanie(I Coronado. He writes a
letter to King Charles V, which has
MARCH The army is delayed by the cattle in
crossing the rivers.
The death of the army master, Saman-
iego, at Chiametla.
Return of Melchior Diaz and Juan de
Saldivar from Chichilticalli.
MARCH 3 Beginning of litigation in Spain over
the right to explore and conquer the
MARCH 28 Reception to the army at Culiacan, on
APRIL The army is entertained by the citizens
Mendoza receives the report of Melchior
Diaz' exploration, perhaps at Jacona.
Coronado writes to Mendoza, giving an
account of what has already hap-
pened, and of the arrangements which
he has made for the rest of the journey.
This letter has been lost.
APRL 17 Mendoza writes to the Emperor
APRIL 22 Coronado departs from Culiacan with
about seventy-five horsemen and a few
APRIL Coronado passes through Petatlan,
MAY Cinaloa, Los Cedros, Yaquemi, and
other places mentioned by Jaramillo.
MAY 9 Alarcon sails from Acapulco to coop-
crate with Coronado. The army starts
from Culiacan and marclies toward
the Corazones or Hearts valley.
MAY 26 Coronado leaves the valley of Corazones.
JUNE He proceeds to Chichilticalli, passing
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The translations included in the present volume are found, accompanied by an historical introduction and the Spanish text of Castañeda's narrative, in the editor's The Coronado expedition, 1540-1542 (U.S. Bureau of American enthology, 14th annual report, pt. I, Washington, 1896, p. 329-613) The narrative of Castañeda is from a Spanish ms. preserved in the New York Public library. Also published by A.S. Barnes & Co., New York, 1904, in the series called The trail makers. Introduction.--Itinerary of the Coronado expeditions, 1527-1547.--Translation of the narrative of Castañeda.--Translation of the letter from Mendoza to the king, April 17, 1540.--Translation of the letter from Coronado to Mendoza, August 3, 1540.--Translation of the Traslado de las nuevas.--Translation of the Relacion del suceso.--Translation of a letter from Coronado to the king, October 20, 1541.--Translation of the narrative of Jaramillo.--Translation of the report of Hernando de Alvarado.--Testimony concerning those who went on the expedition with Francisco Vasquez Coronado. 16565
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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/m1/23/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .