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, and cisterns to catch the rain and snow. Here the Spaniards received gifts of game, deer skins, bread, and maize. Three other days brought Alvarado to Tiguex, in the valley of the Del Norte, just below Albuquerque, perhaps not far from Isletta; A comparison of the letters of Coronado and of Jaramillo in Ramusio, and of the narrative of CastaƱeda in Ternaux-Compans, with the narrative of Espejo in Hakluyt, III. 457, ed. 1810, and the ancient maps of New Mexico, confirm the opinion of Kern in Schoolcraft, IV. 34, on the position of Tiguex. and in five Chap. II.} 1540. days more, he reached Cicuye, on the river Pecos. But he found there nothing of note, except an Indian who told of Quivira, a country to the north-east, the real land of the buffalo, abounding in gold and silver, and watered by tributaries of a river which was two leagues wide. The Spanish camp for the winter was established near Tiguex; there Alvarado brought the Indian who professed to know the way to Quivi