Fray Marcos de Niza:

In Pursuit of Franciscan Utopia in Americas

by Michel NALLINO

Copyright Michel NALLINO 2010.

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(This work has been presented at the "Contemporary Vantage on The Coronado Expedition through Documents and Artifacts", conference held from April 14 to April 18, 2000, in New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Plains Baptists Assembly, Floydada, Texas. Conference was sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University and the Floyd County Historical Museum).


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