THE LAND OF THE CONQUISTADORES by Cleve Hallenbeck

THE LAND OF THE CONQUISTADORES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A history of New Mexico which concentrates on a careful presentation of new material dealing with the period 1608 to 1680, recently unearthed in Seville. From documentary and archival evidence the picture is built up of the voyages of exploration, of the life among the Indian tribes, of the tremendous part the missionary friars played, of the picturesque as well as the realistic life of the colonists. There are the political as well as the physical crises, the revolts of the Indians against the Spanish as well as warring among themselves; the far-reaching effects of the missionary caravans in their long freighting services; the influence of events outside the territory; the eventual war with the United States which ended in the treaty of Hidalgo, ceding the lands to us. A detailed picture which fills in the earlier history of the state in competent fashion.

Publisher: Caxton Printers