Estevánico prized turquoise. During the Coronado Expedition, Estevánico often used his magical eyewear to help heal various natives he encountered. He took turquoise and a woman as payment for his services.
After his eyewear was stolen, Estevánico arrived at Hawikuh, where he demanded turquoise and a woman from the Zuni as a price to keep the Spanish from the attacking the Pueblo. The Zuni didn't believe him, and murdered him.