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

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LARL Cataloging LARL61657 (Text) LARL61657 New On order -

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  • ISBN: 9780393652062
  • ISBN: 0393652068
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Abiquiu and beyond -- Where are the Indians? -- Escalante slept here -- Searching for Yutas -- Finding the Røo Tizøn -- Teguayø and the Lost Spaniards -- Decision -- The crossing of the fathers -- Hopi and beyond -- Epilogue: the legacy.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    *Starred Review* Simultaneously with the founding of the American republic in 1776, Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, a pair of Franciscan friars, set off from Santa Fe with a tiny missionary band to find a route to Monterey, the newly established Alta California capital. At first glance, they failed. They had little success converting native peoples, and they had to abandon their quest for the Pacific and turn back to Santa Fe. But the detailed journal that Escalante kept of their grand circle tour outlined the topography of what would be called the American Southwest. Several hundred years later, Roberts and his wife set off to retrace Domínguez and Escalante's route across what is now northern New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Roberts recounts dealing with the hurdles of their expedition's path as well as his own lingering issues from cancer therapies. Roberts marvels at both the scenery and the current inhabitants' near total ignorance of its history; his deep love for this desolate land and awed appreciation for the achievements of earlier explorers make this a great adventure story with appeal far beyond the Southwest. Bibliography included. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Domínguez-Escalante Expedition (1776)
Roberts, David, 1943- > Travel > Southwest, New.
Domínguez, Francisco Atanasio, active 1776.
Vélez de Escalante, Silvestre, -1792.
Franciscans > Southwest, New > Biography.
Domínguez, Francisco Atanasio, active 1776.
Roberts, David, 1943-
Vélez de Escalante, Silvestre, -1792.
Franciscans.
Domínguez-Escalante Expedition.
Southwest, New > Description and travel.
Four Corners Region > Description and travel.
Southwest, New > Discovery and exploration > Spanish.
Explorers > Southwest, New > Biography.
Explorers > Spain > Biography.
Discovery and exploration, Spanish.
Explorers.
Travel.
Southwest, New.
Spain.
United States > Four Corners Region.
Genre: Biography.
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