Castaneda



Carlos, 1925–1998, U.S. anthropologist and writer, born in Peru.
Contemporary Examples

Castaneda believes that corrupt officials may have helped smuggle the digging equipment into the prison.
Convicts Hunted After Mexican Prison Break Near Border Christine Pelisek September 18, 2012

Historical Examples

The General put the Frenchman into the custody of Castaneda.
The Spaniards in Florida George R. Fairbanks

This is the most ancient pueblo in Arizona, and is first mentioned in Spanish history in the narrative of Castaneda, in 1540.
Building a State in Apache Land Charles D. Poston

But there followed a period of disagreeable negotiation with Castaneda, the governor of the Azores.
The Life of Christopher Columbus from his own Letters and Journals Edward Everett Hale

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