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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
labors, although when the army arrived we
found the whole country or province in re-
volt, for reasons which were not slight in
themselves, as will be shown, and our men
had also burnt a village the day before the
army arrived, and returned to the camp.
Of why Tiguex revolted, and how they were pun-
ished, without eing to blame for it.
IT has been related how the general
reached Tiguex, where he found Don Garcia
Lopez de Cardenas and Hernando de Alva-
rado, and how he sent the latter back to
Cicuye, where he took the Captain Whiskers
and the governor of the village, who was an
old man, prisoners. The people of Tiguex
did not feel well about this seizure.
In addition to this, the general wished to
obtain some clothing to divide among his
soldiers, and for this purpose he summoned
one of the chief Indians of Tiguex, with
whom he had already had much intercourse
and with whom he was on good terms, who
was called Juan Aleman by our men, after a
Juan gentleman who lived in Mexico, whom
he was said to resemble. The general told
him that he must furnish about three hun-
dred or more pieces of cloth, which he needed
to give his people. He said that he was not
able to do this, but that it pertained to the
governors; and that besides this, they would
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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/m1/81/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .