Explorers, Traders, and Slavers: Forging the Old Spanish Trail, 1678-1850

Synopsis

"Historiographically, the main account of the Old Spanish Trail and its variants is Leroy and Ann Hafen's Old Spanish Trail: Santa Fe to Los Angeles (1954). The Hafens, however, overlooked Hispanic efforts to open the trail. This book corrects that oversight. Joseph P. Sanchez describes the Spanish search for mythical Teguayo and the Spanish-Mexican explorers, traders, and slavers who traveled through the Yuta country. This rigorous and entertaining volume demonstrates the significance of the Old Spanish Trail and its variants as not just a sidebar to Anglo western expansion, but as an integral and fascinating page of our national story." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved