Juan Bautista de Anza to viceroy. Letter on silver discovery in Arizona nad exploration.

Serial Number
030-00540
Title
Juan Bautista de Anza to viceroy. Letter on silver discovery in Arizona nad exploration.
Author(s)
Anza, Juan Bautista de
Date
01-14-1737
Documentation
Presidio de Santa Rosa de Corodeguachi. January 14, 1737. Signed. Photostat. Transcript.
Summary
Notes great excitement caused by discovery silver Pimeria Alta, belief in greater riches-gold, silver, pearls, quicksilver-to north. Discusses Indian belief ancestors Mexican kings from Pimeria describes ruins of Casa Grande, Casas Grandes. Notes previous expeditions to Colorado River, proposes expedition led by himself to- 1) determine if California an Island and whether northwest Passage, seven cities Gran Teguayo, Quivira exist; 2) determine number inhabitants interior region, whether they are agricultural and can be reduced, or hunter-gatherers impossible to missionize; discover extent Mineral wealth beyond Pimeria. Notes inability presidio to mount Apache campaign because of Seri uprisings, occasional Pima troubles. Outlines size/ expenses proposed expedition. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Persons
Anza, Juan Bautista de
Crespo, Benito
Casa Fuerte (Marquis de)
Echeverria, Joseph de (Padre)
Manje, Juan Mateo
Huidobro, Manuel Bernal de (Gov.)
Medizabal, Francisco Antonio de
Places
Gila (Rio)
Colorado (Rio)
California
Pimeria
Janos
Gran Teguayo
Quivira
Casa Grande
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Pimas
Seris
First Location
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0212 pp.
Original Location
AGI, Sevilla, Aud.Guadalajara, Leg. 0185(67-4-45)
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
2416
Rights
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