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CÁRDENAS, ALONSO DE (?–?). Alonso de Cárdenas and Juan Cortinas were sent by the Marqués de Aguayo in 1720 to select a site for a mission to be placed under the supervision of Father Antonio Margil de Jesús. The resulting mission was San José y San Miguel de Aguayo in San Antonio. On August 6, 1721, Cárdenas and Cortinas attended the refounding of Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainai Mission, which had been abandoned in 1719 and was reestablished in 1721 as Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña Mission in San Antonio.


Eleanor Claire Buckley, "The Aguayo Expedition in Texas and Louisiana, 1719–1722," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 15 (July 1911).

Frank Goodwyn


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

Frank Goodwyn, "CARDENAS, ALONSO DE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.