The Coronado Expedition to Tierra Nueva
The 1540-1542 Route Across the SouthwestBook - 1997
The Coronado Expedition to Tierra Nueva is an engaging record of important recent and on-going research by archaeologists, ethnographers, historians, and geographers concerning the first organized European entrance into what is now the American Southwest and x northwestern Mexico.In search of where the Coronado expedition went and the peoples it encountered, this book explores the fertile valleys of Sonora, the basins and ranges of southern Arizona, the Zuni pueblos and the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico, and the immense Llano Estacado of the Texas Panhandle. What emerges is a summary of an on-going process of discovery and its latest results. With more confidence than ever before, researchers are narrowing in on the route of the conquistadors.The twenty-one scholars who have contributed to the book have pursued some of the most significant lines of research in the field in the last fifty years.The Coronado Expedition to Tierra Nueva is vital reading for historians, geographers, and archaelogist interested in the early development of the West.
Publisher: Niwot, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, 1997.
Characteristics: xix, 442 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.