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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
some slight noise, and then the Spaniard
came down, took his horse, and went away.
The Indian went up and learned that he had
violated, or tried to violate, his wife, and so
he came with the important men of the town
to complain that a man had violated his
wife, and he told how it happened. When
the general made all the soldiers and the
persons who were with him come together,
the Indian did not recognize the man, either
because he had changed his clothes or for
whatever other reason there may have been,
but he said that he could tell the horse, be-
cause he had held his bridle, and so he was
taken to the stables, and found the horse,
and said that the master of the horse must
be the man. He denied doing it, seeing
that he had not been recognized, and it may
be that the Indian was mistaken in the
horse; anyway, he went off without getting
any satisfaction.1 The next day one of the
Indians, who was guarding the horses of the
army, came running in, saying that a com-
panion of his had been killed, and that the
Indians of the country were driving off the
horses toward their villages. The Spaniards
tried to collect the horses again, but many
were lost, besides seven of the general's
The next day Don Garcia Lopez de Car-
denas went to see the villages and talk with
The instructions which lMendoza gave to Alarcon
show how carefully the viceroy tried to guard
against any such trouble with the natives.
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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/m1/83/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .