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ITINERARY OF THE EXPEDITIONS
Nov. 29 Mendoza and Pedro de Alvarado sign
an agreement in regard to common ex-
ploration and conquests.
JAN. 8 Diaz dies on the return from the mouth
of the Colorado, and his companions
return to Corazones valley.
MARCH Alcaraz, during the spring, moves the
village of San Hieronimo from Cora-
zones valley to the valley of Suya
APRIL 20 Beginning of the Mixton war in New
Coronado writes a letter to the King
from Tiguex, which has been lost.
Tovar and perhaps Gallego return to
APRIL 23 Coronado starts with all his force from
Tiguex to cross the buffalo plains to
MAY The army is divided somewhere on the
great plains, perhaps on Canadian
river. The main body returns to
Tiguex, arriving there by the middle
or last of June.
De Soto crosses the Mississippi.
JUNE Coronado, with thirty horsemen, rides
north to Quivira, where he arrives
forty-two (?) days later.
JUNE 24 Pedro de Alvarado is killed at Nochis-
tlan, in New Galicia.
AUGUST Coronado spends about twenty-five days
in the country of Quivira, leaving
"the middle or last of August. "
SEPT 28 The Indians in New Galicia attack the
town of Guadalajara, but are re-
OCT. 2 Coronado returns from Quivira to Ti-
guex and writes a letter to the King.
Nov. Cardenas starts to return to Mexico with
some other invalids from the army.
He finds the village of Suya in ruins
and hastily returns to Tiguex.
DECEMBER Coronado falls from his horse and is
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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/m1/25/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .