Transcribed from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Castaneda, Pedro De, who might be termed the official chronicler of the Coronado expedition (q. v.) to Quivira in 1540-42, was a native of the Biscayan town of Najera in Spain. He came to America before the middle of the 16th century, and became prominently identified with the government and affairs of Mexico. His account of the Coronado expedition was first written in Mexico soon after the event, but the original manuscript has disappeared. After his return to Spain, Castaneda made a copy, which was finished on Oct. 26, 1596. His narrative was not published, but remained in the archives in manuscript until translated into French by Henri Ternaux-Compans, whose translation was rendered into English at Paris by Eugene F. Ware, of Kansas City, Kan. The Spanish manuscript, now in the Lenox Library, New York, was translated into English by George P. Winship, assistant in American history in Harvard University, and his translation was published in the 14th annual report of the United States Bureau of Ethnology.

Page 299 from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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