The Journey of Coronado

Pedro de CASTAÑEDA (c1600's - ), translated by George Parker WINSHIP (1871 - 1952)

In 1540, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado led an army from Mexico is search of the fabled golden cities of Cíbola. The Spaniards found no riches—instead, the Grand Canyon, the vast buffalo plains, and the pueblos of Zuni and Pecos. The narratives in this volume are all first-hand accounts of the Coronado expedition--raw, gripping, spirit-stirring--translated from the Spanish by George Parker Winship. The primary account was written by Pedro de Castañeda, a soldier in Coronado’s army. Letters from Coronado to the viceroy of Mexico and the Spanish king are also included. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Genre(s): Early Modern, Exploration

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction by George Parker Winship Sue Anderson
00:12:14
Play 01 01 - Preface; Part 1, Chs. 1-3 Sue Anderson
00:22:25
Play 02 02 - Part 1, Chs. 4-8 Sue Anderson
00:21:08
Play 03 03 - Part 1, Chs. 9-10 Sue Anderson
00:17:57
Play 04 04 - Part 1, Chs. 11-13 Sue Anderson
00:21:17
Play 05 05 - Part 1, Chs. 14-16 Sue Anderson
00:23:10
Play 06 06 - Part 1, Chs. 17-20 Sue Anderson
00:24:35
Play 07 07 - Part 1, Chs. 21-22 Sue Anderson
00:15:43
Play 08 08 - Part 2, Chs. 1-3 Sue Anderson
00:19:32
Play 09 09 - Part 2, Chs. 4-6 Sue Anderson
00:18:12
Play 10 10 - Part 2, Chs. 7-8 Sue Anderson
00:11:19
Play 11 11 - Part 3, Chs. 1-3 Sue Anderson
00:14:44
Play 12 12 - Part 3, Chs. 4-7 Sue Anderson
00:22:04
Play 13 13 - Part 3, Chs. 8-9 Sue Anderson
00:13:20
Play 14 14 - Mendoza to the King, April 17, 1540 Sue Anderson
00:15:09
Play 15 15 - Coronado to Mendoza, August 3, 1540, Parts 1-2 Sue Anderson
00:21:58
Play 16 16 - Coronado to Mendoza, August 3, 1540, Parts 3-4 Sue Anderson
00:23:34
Play 17 17 - Traslado de las Nuevas, Anonymous Sue Anderson
00:18:24
Play 18 18 - Relacion del Suceso, Anonymous Sue Anderson
00:27:15
Play 19 19 - Coronado to the King, October 20, 1541 Sue Anderson
00:15:36
Play 20 20 - Narrative of Jaramillo Sue Anderson
00:31:55
Play 21 21 - Report of Hernando de Alvarado Sue Anderson
00:05:34
Play 22 22 - Testimony Concerning Those Who Went on the Expedition Sue Anderson
00:11:42