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By Charles Hudson, Paul Hoffman, David G. Moore, Robin A. Beck Jr., Christopher B. Rodning

An early Spanish explorer’s account of yankee Indians.
 
This quantity mines the Pardo files to bare a wealth of data relating Pardo’s routes, his encounters and interactions with local peoples, the social, hierarchical, and political buildings of the Indians, and clues to the ethnic identities of Indians recognized formerly in basic terms via archaeology. the recent afterword finds contemporary archaeological proof of Pardo’s citadel San Juan--the earliest web site of sustained interplay among Europeans and Indians--demonstrating the accuracy of Hudson’s path reconstructions.
 

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But when Menendez Marques and Alas arrived, they found that Pardo had left thirteen days earlier. Hence they sent these five men in pursuit of Pardo. 44 With Moyano's peril in mind, Pardo departed in some haste from Joara, probably on September 29. The next town, Tocae, was three days away, implying tha~ they arrived there on October I. In getting there, Pardo Pardo's Two Expeditions 35 followed the Catawba River to its headwaters and crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains through Swannanoa Gap. Here he picked up the headwaters of the Swannanoa River and followed it to its junction with the French Broad River.

Moyano was in Joara for about two months-during part of January, February, and part of March-and there are indications that he engaged in prospecting, perhaps making one or more forays to mineral sites reported to him by Indians. Moyano also participated in the political rivalries among the Indians, a strategy frequently used by Spaniards in their conquest of parts of the New World. Moyano's military exploits are known mainly from an account written by the soldier Francisco Martinez. Some of Martinez's infonnation is inaccurate, and some of it appears to be exaggerated.

I I. Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, Historia general y natural de las Indias (Madrid, 1959), vol. 4, pp. 325-30, translated in Quinn, New American World, vol. I, pp. 260-64. 12. Paul E. Hoffman, A New Andalucia and a Way to the Orient: A History of the Southeast during the Sixteenth Century (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press), in press. Hoffman's reconstruction of the founding of the Early Spanish Exploration 19 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

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