Articles written by Society members and other historians

The Anza Letters, Phil Valdez summarizes fifteen cartas written by Anza to Rivera providing a view of the Anza Expedition and Anza’s return journey.

Sebastián Tarabal, Indian Guide aka El Peregrino was an American Indian, from the Cochimí tribe in the vicinity of Mission Santa Gertrudis in Baja California.

Twelve Thousand Miles in the Saddle, by Alfred A. Knopf, 1931.

Anza’s Name.  What’s in a Name, by Don Garate

The Spanish Myth, A frequent contributor to Somos Primos, Phil Valdez Jr., shares some thoughts about myth and reality concerning race, ethnicity, and the first Hispanic Californios. This article has appeared in several publications including Noticias de Anza.

Juan Bautista de Anza:  Synonymous with the Southwest. This short article by Phil Valdez, first appeared in Mas NewMexico, an Albuquerque/Santa Fe bilingual newspaper, on September 30, 2009 in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Juan Bautista de Anza, governor and military Commander lived in Santa Fe for approximately ten years.

Dueztumac, The Lost Indian Village, by Joe Myers, PhD.  Joe Myers looks for an Anza Campsite and the Village of Dueztumac.

Don Juan Pablo Grijalva, by Eddie T. Grijalva

Father Pedro Font and Pitiquito, by Phil Valdez, Jr.

Alejandro Malaspina, The Pacific Voyage of Discovery, by Ronald D. Quinn, Ph.D.

Tale of Four Governors, by Joe Myers Ph.D.

Definition and significance of the Word California, Translated by Phil Valdez, Jr.

Did Anza Visit Hollywood, by Ronald D. Quinn, Ph.D.

The Lost Cave of San Juan Bautista, by Phil Valdez, Jr.

Did Cuerno Verde ‘s Headress have Two Horns or One, by Joe Myers, Ph.D

Book Review of Herbert Eugene Bolton: Historian of the American Borderlands, by Ronald D. Quinn, Ph.D.

Book Review of Juan Bautista de Anza: The King’s Governor, by Reba Wells, Ph.D.