Edited by Gianni Guadalupi. Texts by Fra Marco da Nizza, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Monsieur Rondé, Baldwin Möllhausen, David Herbert Lawrence
1994 / 232 PAGES.
In search of the Seven Cities of Cíbola –as plentiful as they are untraceable – among the wretched and lethal Apache, Comanche, Kiowa and Navajo tribes, out there in Arizona.
The two leaders in the search for Cíbola and Quivera – between Marcos de Niza and Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, the narrator and the naive – state their contrasting views of those elusive kingdoms in this diptych of accounts. Monsiuer Rondé, curious by profession, tells the story of travelling towards Arizona when it was still in the hands of the fearsome Native Americans. German engineer Baldwin Möllhausen travelled across the West when it was still wild, surrounded by Native Americans and bison from Ohio to California, while rebel David Herbert Lawrence recorded impressions of his American adventures by describing the lands of the Hopi. A collection of stories on the allure of unexplored territories.