Tejano History

Campo, Andres Do

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CAMPO, ANDRÉS DO (?–?). Andrés do Campo, a Portuguese soldier and gardener and a member of the Coronado expedition, accompanied Fray Juan de Padilla to Quivira Provinceqv and fled southward after the Franciscan friar was slain by natives in 1542. Campo eventually reached Pánuco and Mexico City. Few facts are verifiable concerning him and his wilderness journey. It is said that he fled the scene of Padilla's martyrdom at the friar's urging that he save the two Indian lay-brothers, for his was the only horse. Yet various accounts indicate that he traveled separately from the Indians.



   Courtesy of the Texas State Historical Association.