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The Last Conquistador : Juan de Onate and the Settling of the Far Southwest
by Marc Simmons


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This 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

This 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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780806123684
  • ISBN-10: 0806123680
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publish Date: March 1993
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds

Series: Oklahoma Western Biographies #2

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