Great Epochs In American History (volume 1); Described By Famous Writers From Columbus To Roosevelt

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byFrancis Whiting Halsey

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SEARCHES FOR "THE SEVEN CITIES OF CIBOLA" (1530--1540) THE ACCOUNT BY REUBEN GOLD THWAITES1 In 1513, a hundred and seven years before the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Balboa scaled the continental backbone at Darien and unfurled the flag of Spain by the waters of the Pacific. With wondrous zeal did Spanish explorers beat up and down the western shore of the Gulf of Mexico, seeking for an opening through. Cortez had no sooner secured possession of Mexico, after his frightful slaughter of the Aztecs, than he began pushing out to the west and northwest--along the ' upper coasts of the South Sea' --in search of the strait which Montezuma told him existed. 1 From Mr. Thwaites' "Rocky Mountain Explorations." By permission of the publishers, D. Appleton & Co. Copyright 1904. Cabeza de Vaca was born at Jeraz de la Frontera, in Spain, about 1490, and died at Seville some time after 1560. In 1528 he was made treasurer of an expedition under Narvaez to Florida. From Florida he sailed westward with Narvaez and off the coast of Lousiana was shipwrecked. A combat with Indians ensued from which De Yaca and three others escaped with their lives. After spending six years with the Indians as captives, he reached Mexico in 1536, meanwhile making the journey here described. He returned to Spain in 1537, and in 1540 was made Governor of Paraguay, which he explored in 1543. In the following year he was deposed and imprisoned by Spanish colonists in Paraguay for alleged arbitrary conduct and sent to Spain, where he was sentenced to be banished to Oran in Africa, but was subsequently recalled and made judge of the Supreme Court of Seville. It is unlikely that Montezuma's knowledge of North American geography was much greater than that of his conqueror. But in every age and land...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SEARCHES FOR "THE SEVEN CITIES OF CIBOLA" (1530--1540) THE ACCOUNT BY REUBEN GOLD THWAITES1 In 1513, a hundred and seven years before...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217480691

ISBN - 13:9780217480697

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