“I guess they went to DSM-IV, but perhaps did not know about DSM-5,” alarcon said with a laugh.
As alarcon had never seen an alligator he took the description to mean crocodile.
alarcon was looking for and expecting to meet Coronado at any time.
But alarcon was not of a retreating disposition; the fierce Colorado had now met its first conqueror.
But it was an unknown quantity at the time of alarcon's visit, so far as white men were concerned.
alarcon, a member of the party of the sea captain Uloa, was the first man to reach the Colorado.
But the old man declared alarcon to be the son of the sun and took his part.
alarcon relates that the tribes seen on the Rio Colorado by him in 1541, wore on one arm "certain small pipes of cane."
Who could preach with more wit a brief sermon like this than alarcon?
alarcon must now have been about at the mouth of the Gila, and the river referred to was, of course, the Gila.