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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
Up that falsehood, judging from what after-
ward appeared to be the truth. The general
Started off with the force already described
to continue his journey, and the army fol-
lowed him, as will be related.
Of how the army started from Culiacan and the
arrival of the general at Cibola and of the army at
Senora and of other things that happened.
THE general, as has been said, started to
continue his journey from the valley of Cu-
liacan somewhat lightly equipped, taking
with him the friars, since none of them
Wished to stay behind with the army. After
they had gone three days, a regular friar who
could say mass, named Friar Antonio Vic-
toria, broke his leg, and they brought him
back from the camp to have it doctored. He
Stayed with the army after this, which was
no slight consolation for all. The general
and his force crossed the country without
trouble, as they found everything peaceful,
because the Indians knew Friar Marcos and
Some of the others who had been with Mel-
chior Diaz when he went with Juan de Sal-
dibar to investigate.
After the general had crossed the inhab-
ited region and came to Chichilticalli, where
the wilderness begins, and saw nothing favor-
able, he could not help feeling somewhat
downhearted, for, although the reports were
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/m1/55/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .