Vélez de Escalante, Silvestre

Vélez de Escalante, Silvestre:

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, fl. 1769–79, Spanish explorer in the American Southwest and Far West, a Franciscan missionary. He was in charge of Pueblo missions in present New Mexico and led the expedition that hoped to establish overland communications with
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