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By Alonso De Benavides, Baker H. Morrow

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Approximately 400 years outdated, this designated vintage of Southwestern American background is now to be had in a latest translation to a large studying public. Fray Alonso de Benavides, a Portuguese Franciscan and 3rd head of the challenge church buildings of latest Mexico, released this hugely enticing publication in 1630 as his reliable report back to the king of Spain. In 1625, Father Benavides and his celebration travelled north from Mexico urban through creaking oxcart and mule again to arrive the venture fields of recent Mexico.A willing observer, Benavides defined New Mexico as an odd land of frozen rivers, Indian citadels, and elusive mines choked with silver and garnets. Benavides and his Franciscan brothers equipped faculties, erected church buildings, engineered peace treaties, gazed in awe at unending miles of buffalo grazing placidly at the nice Plains, and have been stated to accomplish miracles. the main thorough and riveting account ever written of Southwestern lifestyles within the early seventeen century, "A Harvest of Reluctant Souls" is instantaneously medieval and a story of the Renaissance - a portrait of the Pueblos, the Apaches, and the Navajos at a time of basic swap of their lives.

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I also gathered together many other locals, and they and the original inhabitants today make up one of the best towns that Your Majesty has in that kingdom. Each of the three friaries has in its charge other neighboring pueblos, which the padres tend to with great care and spirit. To keep from being tedious, I will not refer here to the many risks, great cold, calamities, and hard labornot to mention additional particular occurrencesthat I have endured. I leave all this to God, for whom it was undertaken.

Fray Alonso was angling perhaps a little obviously for a bishopric in frontier New Mexico, the utterly remote province of New Spain in which he had served as the third custodian of missions and the first commissary or agent of the grim Inquisition from 1626 to 1629. Page xii A Franciscan priest in New Mexico, late sixteenth to early seventeenth century. Courtesy of the Museum of New Mexico, Neg. No. 87294. Originally elected to his position in Mexico in 1623, it took him two years to prepare himself for his duties, consult with Fray Juan de Santander, the commissary general of the Indies, and gather a number of other like-minded friars together to accompany him to the mission fields.

The Conversion of the Apaches de Navajó 62 30. The Vaquero Apaches of the Buffalo Herd 73 31. The Miraculous Conversion of the Humana Nation 79 32. The Kingdom of Quivira and Aixaos 86 33. The Holy Tasks With Which the Friars Keep Themselves Busy 90 34. The South Coast 93 35. The Valley of Sonora (Señora) 94 36. Agastán 95 37. Sibola (Cíbola) 96 38. Tiguex 97 39. A City 98 40. Marvelous Great Rock 99 41. Tuzayán 100 42. Cicuyo (Cicuye or Pecos) 101 43. Quivira 102 Postscript: Letter From Fray Juan de Santander to the King of Spain 104 For Further Reading 106 Index 108 Page ix Acknowledgments Calvin Horn, eminent Southwestern historian and publisher, was kind enough to provide me with a pristine copy of his 1965 reprint of the Ayer translation of Fray Alonso de Benavides's Memorial as I began my work.

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