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Author Garate, Donald T., 1950-

Title Juan Bautista de Anza : Basque explorer in the New World / Donald T. Garate
Published Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 323 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The Basque series
Basque series
Contents Anza in antiquity -- Life in Hernani -- The New World -- The cavalry of the frontier -- Apaches, livestock, politics, and Jesuits -- The final years
Summary "The name of Juan Bautista de Anza the younger is a fairly familiar one in the contemporary Southwest because of the various streets, schools, and other places that bear his name. Few people, however, are familiar with his father, the elder Juan Bautista de Anza, whose activities were crucial to the survival of the tenuous and far-flung settlements of Spain's northernmost colonial frontier." "For this biography of the elder Anza, Donald T. Garate spent more than ten years researching archives in Spain and the Americas. The result is a lively, vividly drawn picture of the Spanish borderlands and the hardy, ambitious colonists who peopled them." "Anza was born in the Basque Country in 1693, a poor boy in a typical Basque village. Like so many of his contemporaries, he made his way as a young man to America, where he joined many of his Basque compatriots as part of Spain's colonial establishment. After working for a few years as a miner in Sonora, he became a soldier and spent the rest of his life protecting a vast and turbulent territory covering much of present-day Sonora and Arizona, as well as parts of Chihuahua, Texas, and New Mexico, struggling to maintain order among the settlers, establish trade routes, and pacify the numerous hostile Indian peoples."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-302) and index
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Subject Anza, Juan Bautista de, 1693-1740.
Anza, Juan Bautista de, 1693-1740
Anza, Juan B. de.
Basques -- Southwest, New -- Biography
Explorers -- Southwest, New -- Biography
Explorers -- Spain -- Biography
Frontier and pioneer life -- Southwest, New
National characteristics, Basque -- Southwest, New -- Biography
HISTORY -- State & Local -- General.
Discoveries in geography -- Basque
Frontier and pioneer life
Spaanse koloniën.
United States Local History.
Regions & Countries - Americas.
History & Archaeology.
Southwest, New -- Discovery and exploration -- Basque
Southwest, New -- History -- To 1848.
Southwest, New -- Biography
New Southwest
Genre/Form Biographies
Biografieën (vorm)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002155365
ISBN 0874175607