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 Page: 86 of 288
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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
over, it began to snow, and they abandoned
the village and returned to the camp just as
the army came from Cibola.
Of how they besieged Tiguex and took it and of
what happened during the siege.
As I have already related, it began to
snow in that country just after they captured
the village, and it snowed so much that for
the next two months it was impossible to do
anything except to go along the roads to ad-
vise them to make peace and tell them that
they would be pardoned and might consider
themselves safe, to which they replied that
they did not trust those who did not know
how to keep good faith after they had once
given it, and that the Spaniards should re-
member that they were keeping Whiskers
prisoner and that they did not keep their
word when they burned those who surren-
dered in the village. Don Garcia Lopez de
Cardenas was one of those who went to give
this notice. He started out with about
30 companions and went to the village of
Tiguex to talk with Juan Aleman. Al-
though they were hostile, they talked with
him and said that if he wished to talk with
them he must dismount and they would
come out and talk with him about a peace,
and that if he would send away the horse-
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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/m1/86/: accessed May 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .