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: 42 of 288
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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
white in the country from which he came
and that he was sent by them, he being
black. Besides these other reasons, they
thought it was hard of him to ask them for
turquoises and women, and so they decided
to kill him. They did this, but they did
not kill any of those who went with him,
although they kept some young fellows
and let the others, about 60 persons, return
freely to their own country. As these, who
were badly scared, were returning in flight,
they happened to come upon the friars
in the desert 60 leagues from Cibola, and
told them the sad news, which frightened
them so much that they would not even
trust these folks who had been with the
negro, but opened the packs they were carry-
ing and gave away everything they had
except the holy vestments for saying mass.
They returned from here by double marches,
prepared for anything, without seeing any
more of the country except what the Indians
Of how the noble Don Antonio de Mendoza made
an expedition to discover Cibola.
AFTER Francisco Vazquez Coronado had
sent Friar Marcos of Nice and his party on
the search already related, he was engaged
in Culiacan about some business that related
to his government, when he heard an account
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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/m1/42/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .