We have recently acquired a replica of the type of crossbow that Coronado brought into the Southwest. This is a great educational tool that we will be using to travel to schools and different organizations to talk about the nature of the Coronado Expedition. Coronado was the only European to bring crossbows into the Southwest and so the metal parts of the weapon are diagnostic of the Coronado Expedition. CLICK HERE to see an example of a crossbow artifact from the local Santiago Pueblo where Coronado camped for the winter of 1540.
Come visit us at Coronado Historic Site to get your hands on this replica, and experience a piece of history!