NEW SPAIN TO NEW MEXICO, 1596-98.'
On the 8th the sargento mayor came back from the land of the buffalo. He brought quantities of meat, fat, and tallow, although he was unable to bring any live animals. There were infinite numbers of them. Their hide is very woolly and thick. He traveled seventy leagues inland, as far as the pueblo which is nine leagues long. Several times he found traces of Umafia On Wednesday, November 18, at noon, the maese de campo set out for the South sea, following the governor.
From the first pueblo of this province of Zuñi, in which there are six, to the last one, it is three leagues. From here to the province of Mohoce, it is six leagues to Cieneguilla, and six more to the small springs [Manantialejos].
generally of istle, excellent and beautifully painted cotton clothing, and skins of the buffalo and other animals.
From the mines of Casco, in the government of New Vizcaya (when the latitude was taken on June 20, 1596, the army was at 27 degrees), to New Mexico, describing the watering places and their distances apart, in leagues. The entire road is suitable for carts, both by way of the ranch of Rodrigo de Rio and by Avifio.2 Prepared by a witness, a priest, who saw and experienced it all and who reports the truth.