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Documents Related to the Coronado Expedition

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Documents Related to the Coronado Expedition


Richard and Shirley Cushing Flint, New Mexico Highlands University

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Published as Documents of the Coronado Expedition, 1539-1542 by University of New Mexico Press

Francisco Vázquez de Coronado led an expedition through Arizona in 1540 in search of transportable riches, rumored to be in the Seven Cities of Cibola. His trek through the area that today forms Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Before any significant European settlements appeared on the Atlantic Coast of North America, the Coronado’s expedition saw the Grand Canyon and pueblo villages built by the Hopi and Zuni Indians. This volume is the first annotated, dual-language edition of 34 original documents from the Coronado expedition. 



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