The Coronado Expedition: From the Distance of 460 Years

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Richard Flint, Shirley Cushing Flint
University of New Mexico Press, 2003 - History - 338 pages

In 1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, the governor of Nueva Galicia in western Mexico, led an expedition of reconnaissance and expansion to a place called Cíbola, far to the north in what is now New Mexico. The papers collected in this book bring multidisciplinary expertise to the study of that expedition. Although scholars have been examining the Coronado expedition for over 460 years, it left a rich documentary record that still offers myriad research opportunities from a variety of approaches.

Volume contributors are from a range of disciplines including history, archaeology, Latin American studies, anthropology, astronomy, and geology. Each addresses as aspect of the Coronado Expedition from the perspectives of his/her field, examining topics that include analyses of Spanish material culture in the New World; historical documentation of finances, provisioning, and muster rolls; Spanish exploration in the Borderlands; Native American contact with Spanish explorers; and determining the geographic routes of the Expedition.

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Richard Flint is research associate in history at the Center for Desert Archaeology, Tucson, Arizona. His publications also include Documents of the Coronado Expedition, 1539-1542: "They Were Not Familiar With His Majesty, nor Did They Wish To Be His Subjects.

Shirley Cushing Flint is based at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

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