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The Resource Escalante's dream : on the trail of the Spanish discovery of the Southwest, David Roberts

Escalante's dream : on the trail of the Spanish discovery of the Southwest, David Roberts

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Escalante's dream : on the trail of the Spanish discovery of the Southwest
Title
Escalante's dream
Title remainder
on the trail of the Spanish discovery of the Southwest
Statement of responsibility
David Roberts
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In July 1776 a pair of Franciscan friars, Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, were charged by the governor of New Mexico with discovering a route across the unknown Southwest to the new Spanish colony in California. They had other goals as well, some of them secret: converting the indigenous natives along the way to the true faith, discovering a semi-mythical paradise known as Teguayó, hunting for sources of gold and silver, and paving the way for Spanish settlements from Santa Fe to Monterey. In strict terms, the expedition failed. Running out of food and beset by an early winter, the twelve-man team gave up in what is now western Utah. The retreat to Santa Fe became an ordeal of survival. The men were reduced to eating their own horses while they searched for a crossing of the raging Colorado River in Glen Canyon. Seven months after setting out, Domínguez and Escalante staggered back to Santa Fe. Yet in the course of their 1,700-mile voyage, the explorers discovered more land unknown to Europeans than Lewis and Clark would encounter a quarter-century later. Other writers, using Escalante's brilliant and quirky diary as a guide, have retraced the expedition route, but David Roberts is the first to dig beneath its pages to question and ponder every turn of the team's decision-making and motivation. Roberts weaves the personal and the historical narratives into a gripping journey of discovery through the magnificent American Southwest. --Publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, David
Dewey number
979/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F799
LC item number
.R63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Domínguez-Escalante Expedition
  • Roberts, David
  • Domínguez, Francisco Atanasio
  • Vélez de Escalante, Silvestre
  • Franciscans
  • Southwest, New
  • Four Corners Region
  • Southwest, New
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
Label
Escalante's dream : on the trail of the Spanish discovery of the Southwest, David Roberts
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1053997444
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393652062
Lccn
2019006079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1053997444
Label
Escalante's dream : on the trail of the Spanish discovery of the Southwest, David Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1053997444
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393652062
Lccn
2019006079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1053997444

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