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By Lola Orellano Norris

In the overdue 17th century, basic Alonso de León led 5 army expeditions from northern New Spain into what's now Texas looking for French intruders who had settled on lands claimed through the Spanish crown. Lola Orellano Norris has pointed out 16 manuscript copies of de León’s meticulously stored excursion diaries. those files carry significant value for early Texas scholarship. a few of these early manuscripts were recognized to historians, yet by no means ahead of have all 16 manuscripts been studied.

during this interdisciplinary research, Norris transcribes, interprets, and analyzes the diaries from varied views. The historic research finds that widespread misinterpretations of the Spanish resource records have resulted in significant real mistakes that experience endured in ancient interpretation for greater than a century. General Alonso de León’s Expeditions into Texas is the 1st presentation of those vital early files and gives new vistas on Spanish Texas.

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