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: 40 of 288
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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
tioned and the negro, who was named
Stephen, off in search of that country, be-
cause Friar Marcos offered to go and see it,
because he had been in Peru at the time
Don Pedro de Alvarado went there overland.
It seems that, after the friars I have men-
tioned and the negro had started, the negro
did not get on well with the friars, because
he took the women that were given him and
collected turquoises, and got together a stock
of everything. Besides, the Indians in those
places through which they went got along
with the negro better, because they had seen
him before. This was the reason he was
sent on ahead to open up the way and pacify
the Indians, so that when the others came
along they had nothing to do except to keep
an account of the things for which they were
Of how they killed the negro Stephen at Cibola,
and Friar Marcos returned in flight.
AFTER Stephen had left the friars, he
thought he could get all the reputation and
honor himself, and that if he should discover
those settlements with such famous high
houses, alone, he would be considered bold
and courageous. So he proceeded with the
people who had followed him, and attempted
to cross the wilderness which lies between
the country he had passed through and Ci-
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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/m1/40/: accessed May 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .