- Get Involved
GUADALAJARA, DIEGO DE
GUADALAJARA, DIEGO DE (?–?). In 1654 Diego de Guadalajara was placed by the viceroy, the Conde de Alba de Liste, in charge of an expedition to explore the Concho River country in Texas after Hernán Martín and Diego de Castilloqv returned with pearls from an expedition into that area. With thirty soldiers and some 200 friendly Indians, Guadalajara left Santa Fe and followed the route of the former expedition to the Concho. There the Jumano Indians informed him that the Indians in the territory beyond were at war and would not receive the Spaniards. A scouting party under Andrés López pushed seventy-five miles east of the Concho and was attacked by the Cuitao Indians. The Spaniards defeated the Indians, captured 200 of them and a large number of skins, and rejoined the main expedition in the vicinity of present-day San Angelo. They returned to Santa Fe because the expedition was not equipped to continue fighting.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Carlos E. Castañeda, Our Catholic Heritage in Texas (7 vols., Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1936–1958; rpt., New York: Arno, 1976). Charles W. Hackett, ed., Pichardo's Treatise on the Limits of Louisiana and Texas (4 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1931–46).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Robert Bruce Blake, "Guadalajara, Diego De," accessed April 23, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgu01.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.