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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
Guzman received word that the Marquis of
the Valley, Don Fernando Cortes, had come
from Spain with his new title,1 and with
great favors and estates, and as Nunio de
Guzman had been a great rival of his at the
time he was president,2 and had done much
damage to his property and to that of his
friends, he feared that Don Fernando Cortes
would want to pay him back in the same
way, or worse.. So he decided to establish
the town of Culiacan there and to go back
with the other men, without doing anything
After his return from this expedition, he
founded Xalisco, where the city of Com-
postela is situated, and Tonala, which is
called Guadalaxara,' and now this is the
New Kingdom of Galicia. The guide they
had, who was called Tejo, died about this
time, and thus the name of these Seven
Cities and the search for them remains until
now, since they have not been discovered.'
Marques del Valle de Oaxaca y Capitan General
de la Nueva Espafa y de la Costa del Sur.
2Guzman had presided over the trial of Cortes,
who was in Spain at the time, for the murder of his
first wife seven years previously (October, 1522).
See Zaragoza's edition of Suarez de Peralta's Trata-
do, p. 315.
3 The name was changed in 1540.
4The best discussion of the stories of the Seven
Caves and the Seven Cities is in Bandelier's Contri-
butions, p. 9, ff.
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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/m1/37/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .