Spanish in Kansas City?

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First time in this sub forum I think this would be the place to post this, I got a book that was written in 1933 it’s a collection of stories from the original pioneers of Kansas, in one chapter a man mentions a whole alternate history that I had never heard before. I’m curious if anyone knows anything about this.
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The Spanish, from what I've read, were active in a small scale, on and off, disorganized, and brutal fashion, searching for gold and silver, and attempting to convert the natives, during the time period shown above. From the Mississippi to the west coast, they had various exploratory, and settlement schemes, most were temporary and unsuccessful. At the same time, they were struggling to maintain a presence along the gulf coast, in the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

They hit the jackpot in Mesoamerica.
 
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That’s all he mentions as far as Spanish are concerned, if you’re asking about which book it’s pioneer history of Kansas by Adolph roenigk.

All I had ever read as far as a Spanish presence was the Coronado expedition which passed more around Wichita, I know they’ve recovered some chain mail that way, but I didn’t know they were up in kc, and had enough of a presence to build a fort. I’d also never heard of Coronado's motivation being anything other than looking for a city of gold, it is curious that the Indians told them about quivira, that this person calls these lost Spaniards quivirans and that there is a quivira road in kc, I lived just off of it growing up…

my Spanish colonial knowledge is pretty fragmented though because I didn’t think they had much impact in Kansas. I’m far more familiar with the French presence in the area. Maybe I’ll have to dig deeper but first I got to finish my book which is slow going because I’m taking notes as I go… takes about 10-15 minutes a page haha
 

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