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On the trail of a Spanish pioneer : the diary and itinerary of Francisco Garcés (missionary priest) in his travels through Sonora, Arizona, and California, 1775-1776 ; translated from an official contemporaneous copy of the original Spanish manscript, and edited with copious critical notes

Author: Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo Garcés; Elliott Coues
Publisher: New York : F.P. Harper, 1900.
Series: American explorers series, 3.
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Garcés, Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo, 1738-1781.
On the trail of a Spanish pioneer.
New York : F.P. Harper, 1900
(OCoLC)563188008
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo Garcés; Elliott Coues
OCLC Number: 1662562
Notes: A Spanish version was published in 1854 in 2d ser., v. 1 (p. 225-374) of Documentos para la historia de México, under the title "Diario y derrotero que siguió el M.R.P. Fr. Francisco Gracés en su viaje hecho desde octubre de 1775 hasta 17 de setiembre de 1776". The present translation was made from a miscellaneous copy differing considerably from the printed text and now preserved in the library of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Cf. introd.
Limited edition of 950 copies.
Description: 2 volumes (608 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: v. I. Biography of Garces --
The four entradas of Garces, 1768-74. First entrada, to the Gila, 1768 ; Second entrada, to the Gila, 1770 ; Third entrada, to the Gila and Colorado, 1771 ; Fourth entrada, to the Gila, Colorado, and San Gabriel in California, 1774 --
Officialities and other prelimiaries, to October 21, 1775 --
From Tubac to Casas Grandes on Rio Gila, October 23-31, 1775 --
Down Rio Gila to Yuma, November 1775 --
Down Rio Colorado from Yuma to the Gulf and return, December, 1775 --
Up Rio Colorado from Yuma to Mojave, January and February, 1776 ; From Mojave to San Gabriel, March-April 8, 1776 --
From San Gabriel through the Tulares to Mojave, April 9-May, 1776. v. II. From Mojave to Moqui, June, 1776 --
Among the Moquis, July 2-4, 1776 --
From Moqui to Mojave, July, 1776 --
From Mojave down Rio Colorado to Yuma, up Rio Gila, and over to Bac, July 25-September 17, 1776 --
Reflections on the diary. Point 1. Number of nations, etc. ; Point 2. Amities and enmities ; Point 3. Nations most ready for catechism and vassalage, etc. ; Point 4. Presidios necessary ; Point 5. How to subdue the Apache ; Point 6. Communication with New Mexico and Monterey ; Point 7. On the reports of Silvestre Velez de Escalante, etc., ; Point 8. On the equipment of missions ; Postscript by the scholiast, Miguel Valero Olea --
Appendix. Eusebio Francisco Kino / by Elliott Couse.
Series Title: American explorers series, 3.
Responsibility: by Elliott Coues.

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