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Vásquez de Coronado, Francisco(Encyclopedia)Vásquez de Coronado, Francisco: see Coronado.
Cibola(Encyclopedia)Cibola: see Marcos de Niza; Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de.
Alarcón, Hernando de(Encyclopedia)Alarcón, Hernando de rnän´d d älärkn´ [key], fl. 1540, Spanish explorer in the Southwest. He was given command of a fleet that was supposed to support the land expedition of Francisco V...
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de(Encyclopedia)Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de fränths´k väs´kth d krnä´ [key], c.1510–1554, Spanish explorer. He went to Mexico with Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza and in 1538 was made governor...
Quivira(Encyclopedia)Quivira kv´rä [key], land sought and reached by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1541 and explored by later Spanish expeditions (1593 and 1601). The records do not make it entirely clear exactl...
Cárdenas, García López de(Encyclopedia)Cárdenas, García López de gärth´ä l´pth d kär´dnäs [key], fl. 1540, Spanish explorer in the Southwest. A member of the 1540 expedition of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, he was sel...
Marcos de Niza(Encyclopedia)Marcos de Niza mär´ks d n´sä [key], c.1495–1558, missionary explorer in Spanish North America. A Franciscan friar, he served in Peru and Guatemala before going to Mexico. There he headed a...
Bisbee(Encyclopedia)Bisbee bz´b [key], city (1990 pop. 6,288), seat of Cochise co., SE Ariz., near the Mexican border; inc. 1900. It was formerly a great copper-producing center, but mining has declined significantl...
Nueva Galicia(Encyclopedia)Nueva Galicia nw´vä gäl´syä [key], Spanish colonial administrative region, W Mexico, comprising roughly the present states of Jalisco and Nayarit with S Sinaloa. Conquered (1529–31) by Nuñ...
Oraibi(Encyclopedia)Oraibi r´b [key], pueblo, N Ariz., on a mesa N of Winslow. It was built c.1150 and was discovered in 1540 by Pedro de Tovar, a lieutenant of Coronado. The mission of San Francisco, established ...
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