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Documentary History of the Rio Grande Pueblos of New Mexico; I. Bibliographic Introduction

Papers of the School of American Archaeology, No. 13

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,833 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 29.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 457
Added to site: 2007.09.05
mnybks.net#: 18113
Genre: History
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s left by Pedro de Tovar, one of Coronado's chief lieutenants. Mota Padilla generally confirms the data furnished by the earlier documents, and adds some additional information. It is however quite impossible to determine what he gathered directly from the writings of Tovar and what he may have obtained through other and probably posterior sources. At all events the Historia de la Nueva Galicia should never be neglected by students of the Pueblo Indians.

We now come to the two chief chroniclers of Coronado's time--both participants in his undertakings and therefore eye-witnesses: Pedro de Castañeda de Naxera and Juan Jaramillo. The fact that they were eye-witnesses establishes their high rank as authorities, but there is a difference between the two in that Castañeda was a common soldier, whereas Jaramillo (a former companion and, to a certain extent, a friend of Cortés) was an officer. This fact alone establishes a difference in the opportunities for knowing and in the st

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