The Last Conquistador: Juan de Onate and the Settling of the Far Southwest
University of Oklahoma Press, 1 במרץ 1993 - 224 עמודים
This book chronicles the life and frontier career of Don Juan de Oñate, the first colonizer of the old Spanish Borderlands. Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, in the mid-sixteenth century, Don Juan was the prominent son of an aristocratic silver-mining family.
In 1598, in his late forties, Oñate led a formidable expedition of settlers, with wagons and livestock, on an epic march northward to the upper Rio Grade Valley of New Mexico. There he established the first European settlement west of the Mississippi, launching a significant chapter in early American history.
In his activities he displayed qualities typical of Spain’s sixteenth-century men of action; in his career we find a summation of the motives, aspirations, intentions, strengths, and weaknesses of the Hispanic pioneers who settled the Borderlands.
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I am doing research for another historical fiction novel and needed background information on the Spanish in early New Mexico. This book worked out great for me. If you are interested in early New Mexico history, this book should be on your shelf. Two thumbs up. קרא סקירה מלאה
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The history of hostile relations between New Mexico's Native Americans and their Hispanic conquerors is the subtext to this biography of the life of Onate, a Mexican of Basque descent who spent the ... קרא סקירה מלאה