By David M. Brugge, Rick Hendricks, John P. Wilson
This long-lost magazine, now to be had in paperback, supplies a special look at the outdated Navajo kingdom. lately rediscovered, it's either the earliest and in basic terms huge eyewitness account of the conventional Navajo fatherland within the eighteenth century. It finds new info on Hispanic New Mexico and family members with the Indians. For the 1st twenty days in August of 1705, Roque Madrid led approximately a hundred Spanish infantrymen and electorate including a few three hundred Pueblo Indian allies on a 312-mile march in retaliation for Navajo raiding. The bilingual textual content allows appreciation of the surprisingly literate and dramatic magazine. ancient and archeological facts are rigorously tapped to retrace the direction. "This account units a brand new ordinary for the ebook of such files. . . . I contemplate it a gem."--David M. Brugge, writer of The Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute
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Continuing my route toward Los Peñoles, making assaults and destroying milpas, I found the Indians about to kill an old woman and stopped them. She then fervently requested the water of baptism. She was baptized, and then they killed her. They captured another woman with her daughter. I continued assailing them until arriving at Los Peñoles, where I found all the people up on top. All my companions and I were very disconsolate and afflicted to see the horses staggering and dizzy from thirst. There was neither remedy for this difficult situation nor any way to punish the enemy.
They did not know whether their husbands would return, because they had wounded a deer the day before and had gone to look for it. They gave me no information about other people or rancherias, even on pain of death, because they did not know anything. Based on my experience, I realized that being able to capture the males was uncertain, and I did not want to delay my journey waiting for them. Thus I left, traveling south. In about two and one-half leagues, I arrived at the waterhole that is in a cañada Page 21 near some crags.
They found nothing more than the fire itself. I started off again from there and after about 1 league, entered the most indomitable land encountered so far, consisting of rocks, tanglebush, and arroyos. It continued until I arrived at the first milpa of the Apaches of the Río Grande, where I called a halt. Everyone changed to fresh mounts in order to launch the dawn assault, which took place on the eleventh of said month and year. I left the vanguard squadron together with that of the horse herd and some Indians with the pack train and their people's burdens.
The Navajos in 1705: Roque Madrid's Campaign Journal by David M. Brugge, Rick Hendricks, John P. Wilson