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Fray Joaquín Pascual Nuez’s Account of the Mojave River Expedition of 1819


This report provides a new translation of Franciscan Friar Joaquín Pascual Nuez’s diary account of a Spanish military expedition that marched down the Mojave River in 1819 to punish the Mojaves of the lower Colorado River for alleged depredations. The political background to the expedition is brie y discussed, and comments are provided about native places that were visited by the expedition.

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