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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
they reached Chichilticalli. The men in
the advance guard saw a flock of sheep one
day after leaving this place. I myself saw
and followed them. They had extremely
large bodies and long wool; their horns
Were very thick and large, and when they
run they throw back their heads and put
their horns on the ridge of their back.
They are used to the rough country, so that
we could not catch them and had to leave
Three days after we entered the wilderness
we found a horn on the bank of a river that
fows in the bottom of a very steep, deep
guly, which the general had noticed and
left there for his army to see, for it was six
feet long and as thick at the base as a man's
thigh. It seemed to be more like the horn
of a goat than of any other animal. It was
oameihing worth seeing. The army pro-
ceeded and was about a day's march from
Cibola when a very cold tornado came up in
the afternoon, followed by a great fall of
Sn0o, which was a bad combination for the
carriers. The army went on till it reached
some caves in a rocky ridge, late in the even-
iug. The Indian allies, who were from New
Spain, and for the most part from warm
Countries, were in great danger. They felt
the coldness of that day so much that it was
hard Work the next day taking care of them,
or they suffered much pain and had to be
Carried on the horses, the soldiers walking.
After this labor the army reached Cibola,
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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/m1/65/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .