I The Invaders, 1540-1542
II The New Mexico: Preliminaries to Conquest, 1542-1595
III Oñate's Disenchantment, 1595-1617
IV The "Christianization" of Pecos, 1617-1659
V The Shadow of the Inquisition, 1659-1680
VI Their Own Worst Enemies, 1680-1704
VII Pecos and the Friars, 1704-1794
VIII Pecos, the Plains, and the Provincias Internas, 1704-1794
IX Toward Extinction, 1794-1840
II Notable Natives
III The Franciscans
IV Encomenderos and Alcaldes Mayores
V Miera's 1758 Map of New Mexico
Index (omitted from the online edition)
Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data
Kessell, John L.
Kiva, cross, and crown.
1. Pecos, N.M.History. 2. New MexicoHistory To 1948. I. Title.
E99.P34K47 978.9'55 77-26691
This book has subsequently been republished by the Western National Parks Association.
Cover. Three panels of the cover
design symbolize the story of Pecos. At the top is Spain's royal coat of
arms after a rendering by Pecos Alcalde mayor Bernardo de Miera y
Pacheco. In the center stands a Pecos "captain" portrayed on pottery
from the period of first contact between Spaniard and Pecos. And
beneath, the crossed arms of Christ and St. Francis personify two
centuries of Franciscan presence at the Pueblo.