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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
sengers already referred to, so that the gen-
eral might know of this and also that some of
the soldiers were ill disposed and had caused
several mutinies, and that he had sentenced
two of them to the gallows, but they had
afterward escaped from the prison.
When the general learned this, he sent
Don Pedro de Tovar to that city to sift out
some of the men. He was accompanied by
messengers whom the general sent to Don
Antonio de Mendoza the viceroy, with an
account of what had occurred and with the
good news given by the Turk. When Don
Pedro de Tovar arrived there, he found that
the natives of that province had killed a sol-
dier with a poisoned arrow, which had made
only a very little wound in one hand. Sev-
eral soldiers went to the place where this
happened to see about it, and they were not
very well received. Don Pedro de Tovar
sent Diego de Alcaraz with a force to seize
the chiefs and lords of a village in what they
call the Valley of Knaves (de los Vellacos),
which is in the hills. After getting there
and taiing these men prisoners, Diego de
Alcaraz decided to let them go in exchange
for some thread and cloth and other things
which the soldiers needed. Finding them-
selves free, they renewed the war and at-
tacked them, and as they were strong and
had poison, they killed several Spaniards
and wounded others so that they died on the
way back. They retired toward the town,
and if they had not had Indian allies from
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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/m1/94/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .