Coronado's Children

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Coronado's Children
AuthorJ. Frank Dobie
CountryUnited States
GenreAmerican folklore
PublisherSouthwest Press
Publication date

Coronado's Children was the second book written by J. Frank Dobie, published by The Southwest Press in 1930. It deals with lore of lost mines and lost treasures in the American Southwest, for the most part in Texas.

The Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado quested for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold in the 16th century. Dobie thought that recent searchers for lost mines and lost treasure in the American West were the spiritual heirs of Coronado, hence the name of the book, "Coronado's Children."

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  • Dobie, J. Frank (2004), Coronado's Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest, University of Texas Press, ISBN 0-292-71052-6