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: 52 of 288
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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
ing disturbed, cleared away these clouds,
promising that what they would see should
be good, and that he would place the army
in a country where their hands would be
filled, and in this way he quieted them so
that they appeared well satisfied. From
there the army marched to Culiacan, mak-
ing some detours into the country to seize
provisions. They were two leagues from
the town of Culiacan at Easter vespers, when
the inhabitants came out to welcome their
governor and begged him not to enter the
town till the day after Easter.
Of how the army entered the town of Culiacan
and the reception it received, and other things which
happened before the departure.
WHEN the day after Easter came, the army
started in the morning to go to the town and,
as they approached, the inhabitants of the
town came out on to an open plain with foot
and horse drawn up in ranks as if for a bat-
tle, and having its seven bronze pieces of
artillery in position, making a show of de-
fending their town. Some of our soldiers
were with them. Our army drew up in the
same way and began a skirmish with them,
and after the artillery on both sides had been
fired they were driven back, just as if the
town had been taken by force of arms, which
was a pleasant demonstration of welcome,
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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/m1/52/: accessed April 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .