Gaspar Castano de Sosa al rey. Memoria sobre descubrimientos en el Nuevo Mexico.

Serial Number
030-00032
Title
Gaspar Castano de Sosa al rey. Memoria sobre descubrimientos en el Nuevo Mexico.
Author(s)
Castano de Sosa, Gaspar
Date
07-27-1590
Documentation
Mexico?. July 27, 1570. Approx 50pp. Typesc. Transl. Ms.
Summary
Here Sosa provides a report in his expedition to New Mexico submitted in compliance with the concessions granted by the king. He describes the entire journey, up until the point at which the document ends in what seems to be a state of incompleteness. The document is not particularly rich ethnographically until the end, when a brief sketch is given of one Pueblo where three soldiers separated from the main lost much gear. Later as larger party spent some time there and made observations. Some of the processes of grinding corn and building houses are given. (C. Briggs) (1975)
Persons
Castano de Sosa, Gaspar
Felipe (Rey)
Places
Seco (Rio)
Estero del Venado
Encinillas
Roldan (Rio de)
First Location
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0405 Folder 002
Original Location
AGI, Sevilla.
Language
Spanish
Notes
Document is presented in a handwritten translation and a typescript of the translation. Approx 50 pps of typescript. Folder includes notes on the places visited and a sketch of the reconstructed route.
Batch Reference Number
1557
Rights
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