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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
Persons: 
Felipe (Rey)
Places: 
Seco (Rio)
Places: 
Estero del Venado
Places: 
Encinillas
Places: 
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.
Rights: 
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