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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
appeared defiant, the Santiago' was given,
and they were at once put to flight. The
Spaniards then attacked the village, which
was taken with not a little difficulty, since
they held the narrow and crooked entrance.
During the attack they knocked the general
down with a large stone, and would have
killed him but for Don Garcia Lopez de Car-
denas and Hernando de Alvarado, who threw
themselves above him and drew him away,
receiving the blows of the stones, which
were not few. But the first fury of the
Spaniards could not be resisted, and in less
than an hour they entered the village and
captured it. They discovered food there,
which was the thing they were most in need
of.' After this the whole province was at
The army which had stayed with Don
Tristan de Arellano started to follow their
general, all loaded with provisions, with
lances on their shoulders, and all on foot, so
as to have the horses loaded. With no
slight labor from day to day, they reached a
province which Cabeza de Vaca had named
Hearts (Corazones), because the people here
offered him many hearts of animals. He
founded a town here and named it San
1The war cry or "loud invocation addressed to
Saint James before engaging in battle with the In-
fidels."-Captain John Stevens' Dictionary.
2Compare the translation of the Traslado de las
Nuevas herein. There are some striking resem-
blances between that account and Castafieda's nar-
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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/m1/58/: accessed June 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .