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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de 1510-1542 (search)
Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de 1510-1542 Explorer; born in Salamanca, Spain, about 1510; set out in 1540, by command of Mendoza, viceroy of Mexico, from Culiacan, on the southeast coast of the Gulf of California, with 350 Spaniards and 800 Indians, to explore the country northward. He followed the coast nearly to the head of t an elaborate report, accompanying it with drawings of the cities and houses built by the Indians (see below). He died in March, 1542, insane, it is believed. Coronado's relation to Mendoza. On Aug. 3, 1540, Coronado addressed the following report to the Mexican viceroy, concerning his journey into what is now a considerableCoronado addressed the following report to the Mexican viceroy, concerning his journey into what is now a considerable part of the United States: The relation of Francis Vazquez de Coronado, Captaine Generall of the people which were sent in the name of the emperours maiestie to the countrey of Cibola newly discouered, which he sent to Don Antonio de Mendoca viceroy of Mexico, of such things as happened in his voyage from the 22. of Aprill in