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Title Letter [manuscript]: East Las Vegas, N.M., to Prof. F. W. Hodge, Washington, D.C., 1910 Jan. 25
Author Twitchell, Ralph Emerson (1859-1925)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Jan. 25, 1910, letter to anthropologist and historian Frederick Webb Hodge, regarding the route taken by Cabeza de Vaca across Texas (1530’s) and Coronado’s later (1541) exploration of the same region. Relying on his own knowledge of the country traversed, the habits of the Indians currently living there, and the location of Pueblo ruins, Twitchell disputes historian Adolph Bandelier’s plotting of the routes and outlines what he believes are the correct paths followed by the two explorers.
Names Bandelier, Adolph Francis Alphonse (1840-1914); Hodge, Frederick Webb (1864-1956); Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar (c.1600s); Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de (1510-1554)
Places Texas, Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
Keywords exploration, history, discovery, anthropology, pueblo, travel, indigenous peoples, conquistadors
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Additional Information

New Mexico historian, lawyer, and politician.

Endorsement: From the Big Warrior 3d of October 1815. Recd. 16th Nov. 1815. Signed: Tustunnugalocko B.W.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3179
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue