Title: Letter from Coronado to Mendoza
Source(s): The Journey of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, 1540-1542
Francisco Vásquez de Coronado (Author); George Hammond (Editor); Agapito Rey (Editor)
Francisco Vásquez de Coronado wrote this report to Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza describing his expedition into New Mexico in 1540.
Ferrando Alvarado came back to tell me that some Indians had met him peaceably, & that two of them were with the army-master waiting for me. I went to them forthwith and gave them some paternosters and some little cloaks, telling them to return to th...