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Martin, Hernan (unknown–unknown)

Frank Goodwyn Biography Entry

Hernán Martín was ordered by Gen. Hernando de la Concha, governor of New Mexico, to go with Diego del Castillo from Santa Fe in 1650 on an exploring expedition to the "Rio de los Nueces" (Nut River), probably the present Concho. They went 600 miles into Texas, stayed six months with the Jumano Indians on Nut River, and marched as far as the land of the Tejas. On January 1, 1684, Martín accompanied Juan Domínguez de Mendoza on a second expedition eastward to "discover the Orient and the Kingdom of the Tejas."

Carlos E. Castañeda, Our Catholic Heritage in Texas (7 vols., Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1936–1958; rpt., New York: Arno, 1976).

Categories:

  • Exploration
  • Explorers (Spanish)

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Frank Goodwyn, “Martin, Hernan,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 29, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/martin-hernan.

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