Coronado’s Entrada, a letter from the road, 1541

Here’s a replay of a popular post concerning our region and the greater Southwest United States and Northern Mexico

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Coronado’s Report to the King of Spain
Sent from Tiguex on October 20, 1541

Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, 1510-1554Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, 1510-1554

Letter from Francisco Vazquez de Coronado to His Majesty, in which he gives an Account of the Discovery of the Province of Tiguex.

NorthernNewSpain“HOLY CATHOLIC CAESARIAN MAJESTY: On April 20 of this year I wrote to Your Majesty from this province of Tiguex, in reply to a letter from Your Majesty dated in Madrid, June 11 a year ago. I gave a detailed account of this expedition, which the viceroy of New Spain ordered me to undertake in Your Majesty’s name to this country which was discovered by Friar Marcos de Niza, the provincial of the order of Holy Saint Francis.

marcosniza“I described it all, and the sort of force I have, as Your Majesty had ordered me to relate in my letters; and stated that while I was engaged…

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