Juan Bautista de Anza: Basque Explorer in the New World, 1693-1740

The first biography of an eighteenth-century Basque immigrant who became a silver miner, cattle rancher, and commander of the cavalry in Sonora, Mexico. For this comprehensive biography of Anza, Garate spent more than ten years researching archives in Spain and the Americas. The result is a striking and important account of the Spanish borderlands and the hardy, ambitious colonists who populated them.