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The Resource Estevanico the Black, John Upton Terrell

Estevanico the Black, John Upton Terrell

Label
Estevanico the Black
Title
Estevanico the Black
Statement of responsibility
John Upton Terrell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book will disturb many who hold to the opinion that Fray Marcos de Nice was the first foreign explorer to enter Arizona and New Mexico. According to John Upton Terrell, not only does Fray Marcos fall considerably short of what historians claim for him, but was not, as purported, the discoverer of the so-called Seven Cities of Cibola. The first man of Old World blood to traverse the region was Estevanico the Black. Estevanico went ahead of Fray Marcos from Mexico, crossed Arizona, and reached Hawikuh, the most westerly pueblo of Cibola, in New Mexico, in 1539--several days' journey beyond the padre's farthest point of advance. It was Estevanico, a Moor, a negro, who actually opened the land gate to the American Southwest. And for this great accomplishment, he paid with his life. Earlier--with Cabeza de Vaca, Andres Dorantes and Alonzo de Castillo-- he made the greatest journey into the unknown and unmapped wilderness in North American history...the first crossing of the Atlantic to the Pacific north of Mexico. Estevanico was truly one of the most intrepid, brave, indomitable and accomplished explorers of the New World. And, up to now, there has been no monument raised to the name of this remarkable man. Estevanico the Black is written in the same incisive, inimitable style which has made Terrell one of America's most popular and widely read historians and biographers.--Jacket flap
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 979.1/01/0924
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E125.E8
LC item number
T4 1968
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Westernlore Great West and Indian series
Series volume
36
Label
Estevanico the Black, John Upton Terrell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-151) and index
Control code
224806
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
155 p.
Lccn
68016505
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2001. Bookplate of former owner on front paste-down endpaper. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Estevanico the Black, John Upton Terrell
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-151) and index
Control code
224806
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
155 p.
Lccn
68016505
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2001. Bookplate of former owner on front paste-down endpaper. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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