Quivira: Europeans in Region Santa Fe Trail


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New Mexico was a frontier to the wilderness, for Europeans, for almost three hundred years. No other frontier history in the area of what is now the United States can support such continuity, or even come close. It was the outside edge of the northern borderlands of New Spain, that later became the northern borderlands of Mexico. It was the western rim of the world for the French explorers and fur traders in the Mississippi valley and for the English who followed them there. It was lastly the frontier for the newly minted ...

Quivira: Europeans in Region Santa Fe Trail 1990, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821409503