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Author Roberts, David, 1943- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  979.01 ROB    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  979.01 ROB    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-1  979.01 ROB    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  979.01 ROB    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-1  979.01 ROB    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  979.01 ROB    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  979.01 ROB    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 337 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Abiquiu and beyond -- Where are the Indians? -- Escalante slept here -- Searching for Yutas -- Finding the Río Tizón -- Teguayó and the Lost Spaniards -- Decision -- The crossing of the fathers -- Hopi and beyond -- Epilogue: the legacy.
Summary In July 1776 a pair of Franciscan friars, Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, were charged by the governor of New Mexico with discovering a route across the unknown Southwest to the new Spanish colony in California. They had other goals as well, some of them secret: converting the indigenous natives along the way to the true faith, discovering a semi-mythical paradise known as Teguayó, hunting for sources of gold and silver, and paving the way for Spanish settlements from Santa Fe to Monterey.In strict terms, the expedition failed. Running out of food and beset by an early winter, the twelve-man team gave up in what is now western Utah. The retreat to Santa Fe became an ordeal of survival. The men were reduced to eating their own horses while they searched for a crossing of the raging Colorado River in Glen Canyon. Seven months after setting out, Domínguez and Escalante staggered back to Santa Fe. Yet in the course of their 1,700-mile voyage, the explorers discovered more land unknown to Europeans than Lewis and Clark would encounter a quarter-century later.Other writers, using Escalante's brilliant and quirky diary as a guide, have retraced the expedition route, but David Roberts is the first to dig beneath its pages to question and ponder every turn of the team's decision-making and motivation. Roberts weaves the personal and the historical narratives into a gripping journey of discovery through the magnificent American Southwest. -- Publisher.
Subject Roberts, David, 1943- -- Travel -- Southwest, New.
Domínguez, Francisco Atanasio, active 1776.
Vélez de Escalante, Silvestre, -1792.
Domínguez, Francisco Atanasio, active 1776. (OCoLC)fst01816120
Roberts, David, 1943- (OCoLC)fst00063534
Vélez de Escalante, Silvestre, -1792. (OCoLC)fst01855696
Franciscans -- Southwest, New -- Biography.
Franciscans. (OCoLC)fst00530004
Domínguez-Escalante Expedition (1776)
Domínguez-Escalante Expedition. (OCoLC)fst01408363
Explorers -- Southwest, New -- Biography.
Explorers -- Spain -- Biography.
Discovery and exploration, Spanish. (OCoLC)fst01352794
Explorers. (OCoLC)fst00918556
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Southwest, New -- Description and travel.
Four Corners Region -- Description and travel.
Southwest, New -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish.
Southwest, New. (OCoLC)fst01244556
Spain. (OCoLC)fst01204303
United States -- Four Corners Region. (OCoLC)fst01239650
Southwest, New.
United States -- Four Corners Region.
Genre/Form Biography.
ISBN 9780393652062 (hardcover)
0393652068 (hardcover)

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