National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Documentary Relations of the Southwest—Civil-Military

University of Arizona Press

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A series on civil-military relations that includes material on the development of the presidial system, colonial land use, water systems, mining, transportation, frontier protection, exploration, and accounts of early European contact with both semi-nomadic and sedentary native peoples. This is a bilingual presentation of selected documents relating to native cultures, Spanish colonial expansion, and missionary activities along the southwestern frontier from 1570 to 1820.

Two completed volumes

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Documentary Relations of the Southwest


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