The Last Conquistador
Juan de Onate and the Settling of the Far Southwest New edition
By (author) Marc Simmons
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Last Conquistador by Marc Simmons
Book DescriptionThis book chronicles the life and frontier career of Don Juan de Onate, the first colonizer of the old Spanish Borderlands. Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, in the mid-sixteenth century, Don Juan was the prominent son of an aristocratic silver-mining family. In 1598, in his late forties, Onate led a formidable expedition of settlers, with wagons and livestock, on an epic march northward to the upper Rio Grade Valley of New Mexico. There he established the first European settlement west of the Mississippi, launching a significant chapter in early American history. In his activities he displayed qualities typical of Spain's sixteenth-century men of action; in his career we find a summation of the motives, aspirations, intentions, strengths, and weaknesses of the Hispanic pioneers who settled the Borderlands. Marc Simmons holds the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico. His publications include more than one hundred articles and nearly two dozen books on the American Southwest, several of them award winners."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780806123684
(216mm x 139mm x 18mm)
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marc Simmons
Hoe, Heaven, and Hell, Paperback (June 2015)
In this account of his boyhood Garcia writes unforgettably about his family s village life, telling story after story, all of them true, and fascinating everyone interested in New Mexico history and culture."
Charles F. Lummis (Softcover), Paperback / softback (September 2008)
Author, photographer, historian, archeologist, and preservationist Charles Fletcher Lummis stood tall in the affections of American Southwesterners at the turn of the 20th century. This work acquaints readers with a remarkable recorder of history.
Yesterday in Santa Fe, Paperback / softback (July 2007)» View all books by Marc Simmons
In this witty but historically accurate book, Simmons takes readers on a fact-filled but fun journey into Santa Fe, New Mexicos, unusual past. He is known for his ability to ferret out true but little-known episodes in New Mexican history such as those recounted in this fascinating book.
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