While Saldivar was off playing with the buffalo, Onate decided to visit the surrounding pueblos and pay a visit to the Salinas and Xumanas tribes. They headed westward to Zuni and onto Moqui or Hopi villages and also discovered some salt marshes. Onate’s journey among the many pueblos went well, not so with Juan Zaldivar and his group at the pueblo of Acoma. So many people so little time to say hello.
Further discussion of the Salinas Pueblos can be found at: http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft72900812;chunk.id=d0e7353;doc.view=print