15 drawings, 6 maps

Great Cruelties Have Been Reported

The 1544 Investigation of the Coronado Expedition
By Richard Flint



Only two years after the Coronado Expedition to what is now New Mexico, Spanish officials conducted an inquiry into the effects of the expedition on the native people Coronado encountered. The documents that record that investigation are at the heart of this book. These depositions are as fresh as today’s news. Published both in the original Spanish and in English translation, they provide an unparalleled wealth of information about the Indians’ responses to the Europeans and the attitudes of the Europeans toward the native peoples.

Contributor Bios
Among Richard Flint’s other works on the Coronado Expedition are No Settlement, No Conquest: A History of the Coronado Entrada and Documents of the Coronado Expedition, both from UNM Press.