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A harvest of reluctant souls : the memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides, 1630

Author: Alonso de Benavides; Baker H Morrow
Publisher: Niwot : University Press of Colorado, ©1996.
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"Nearly four hundred years old, this unique classic of Southwestern American history is now available in a modern translation to a wide reading public. Fray Alonso de Benavides, a Portuguese Franciscan and third head of the mission churches of New Mexico, published this highly engaging book in 1630 as his official report to the king of Spain." "In 1625, Father Benavides and his party traveled north from Mexico City  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Benavides, Alonso de, active 1630.
Harvest of reluctant souls.
Niwot : University Press of Colorado, ©1996
(DLC) 96022576
(OCoLC)34722653
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alonso de Benavides; Baker H Morrow
ISBN: 0585003947 9780585003948
OCLC Number: 44955042
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 111 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Other Titles: Memorial.
Responsibility: translated and edited by Baker H. Morrow.

Abstract:

"Nearly four hundred years old, this unique classic of Southwestern American history is now available in a modern translation to a wide reading public. Fray Alonso de Benavides, a Portuguese Franciscan and third head of the mission churches of New Mexico, published this highly engaging book in 1630 as his official report to the king of Spain." "In 1625, Father Benavides and his party traveled north from Mexico City via creaking oxcart and muleback to reach the mission fields of New Mexico. A keen observer, Benavides described New Mexico as a strange land of frozen rivers, Indian citadels, and elusive mines full of silver and garnets. Benavides and his Franciscan brothers built schools, erected churches, engineered peace treaties, gazed in awe at endless miles of buffalo grazing placidly on the Great Plains, and were said to perform miracles." "The most thorough and riveting account ever written of Southwestern life in the early seventeenth century, A Harvest of Reluctant Souls is at once medieval and a tale of the Renaissance - a portrait of the Pueblos, the Apaches, and the Navajos at a time of fundamental change in their lives."--Jacket.

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