Expeditions by Spanish Explorers in Spanish Expeditions into Texas (1689-1768) by William C. Foster

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This book is about how William Foster produces eleven maps of the expeditions that took place from Northeastern Mexico during the years of 1689 to 1768. Foster also explains the diary records kept in each expedition as the Spanish explorers passed through Texas. This book also deals with how the Spanish had to overcome the Indian threats that arose during the seventy-nine years of the Spanish expedition. The main purpose of this book is to study the routes followed and the important events that occurred during each of the eleven expeditions that took place in Texas. The book Spanish Expeditions into Texas (1689-1768) by William C. Foster has thirteen chapters. In chapter One through Two the author talks about three diaries that were found during the expedition. The first diary the author talks about is De Leon’s personal diary and how it is translated into the English language. The second is Juan Bautista Chapa’s diary account which talks about the history of Nuevo Reino De Leon. The third one is about a letter found during 1690 expedition, it was from Fray D. Massanet’s to Don Carlos de Siguenz which was also translated into the English language. Chapter Three is based on Governor’s Alonso De Leon’s 1690 expedition. This chapter is a continuation of what chapter one and two talk about. In chapter three we are able to track the route of the 1690 expedition route through Alonso De Leon’s diary. Chapter Four talks about Governor Domingo Teran de los Rios’s expedition

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