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: 31 of 288
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of the provinces and even in regard to the
ceremonies and customs, attributing what
pertains to one people to others. All this
has had a large part, my very noble lord,
in making me wish to give now, although
somewhat late, a short general account for
all those who pride themselves on this noble
curiosity, and to save myself the time taken
up by these solicitations. Things enough
will certainly be found here which are hard
to believe. All or the most of these were
seen with my own eyes, and the rest is from
reliable information obtained by inquiry of
the natives themselves.
Understanding as I do that this little
Work would be nothing in itself, lacking au-
thority, unless it were favored and protected
by a person whose authority would protect
it from the boldness of those who, without
reverence, give their murmuring tongues
liberty, and knowing as I do how great are
the obligations under which I have always
been, and am, to your grace, I humbly beg
to submit this little work to your protection.
May it be received as from a faithful retainer
It will be divided into three parts, that
it may be better understood. The first will
tell of the discovery and the armament or
army that was made ready, and of the whole
journey, with the captains who were there;
the second, of the villages and provinces
which were found, and their limits, and
Ceremonies and customs, the animals, fruits,
Here’s what’s next.
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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/m1/31/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .