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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
water in gourds, and bury the gourds of
water along the way, to use when they re-
turn, and besides this, they travel in one
day over what it takes us two days to ac-
This was the Tison (Firebrand) river,
much nearer its source than where Melchior
Diaz and his company crossed it. These
were the same kind of Indians, judging from
what was afterward learned. They came.
back from this point and the expedition did
not have any other result. On the way
they saw some water falling over a rock and
learned from the guides that some bunches,
of crystals which were hanging there were
salt. They went and gathered a quantity of
this and brought it back to Cibola, dividing
it among those who were there. They gave
the general a written account of what they
had seen, because one Pedro de Sotomayor
had gone with Don Garcia Lopez as chroni-
cler for the army. The villages of that prov-
ince remained peaceful, since they were never
visited again, nor was any attempt made to
find other peoples in that direction.
Of how people came from Cicuye to Cibola to see
the Christians, and how Hernando de Alvarado went
to see the cows.
WHILE they were making these discov-
eries, some Indians came to Cibola from
a village which was 70 leagues east of
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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/m1/71/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .