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Mojave Desert History: Spanish Explorers : Garces
excerpts from:

On the Trail of a Spanish Pioneer

By Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo Garcés, Elliott Coues

Chapter VI.



Editor's Notes:

The first 5 chapters have been omitted in order to start with Fr, Garces' journey across the Mojave as the chapters beyond and parts of chapter 7. These will be added and listed here as well as in other section as they become available.

The page and numbering format have been kept to individual web pages as in the original volume. Doing so keeps Elliott Coues' notes in order without having to renumber or edit them.
Text from Garces' journal is shaded while Eliott Coues' copious notes are left with a clear white background. My notes, photos and related page links are along the right of the page, or, in some cases, at the bottom below the text.

A league is the approximate distance a man or mule can walk in an hour. This converts to somewhere between 3-5.5 miles

Pronunciation of the letter "J", is Spanish with an "H" sound. The word for the Mohave Indians in this text is "Jamajab", which properly pronounced sounds like; Hamahab, which sounds like Aha Macav, the Mohave name for themselves.

Other Indian names which may at first appear confusing are:
    Beneme = Vanyume (a branch of the Serrano/Yaharetum)

    Chemebet = Chemehuevi (a branch of the Southern Paiute)

    Yabipais Tejua = Yavapai

    Jaguallapai = Hualapai

    Jalchedunes = Halchidoma
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