Diego Martinez de Hurdaide to gobernador letter concerning Indian affairs in Sinaloa .

Serial Number
040-00071
Title
Diego Martinez de Hurdaide to gobernador letter concerning Indian affairs in Sinaloa .
Author(s)
Martinez de Hurdaide, Diego
Date
02-27-1616
Documentation
San Felipe. February 27, 1616. Letter. Transcription.
Summary
Discusses various Sinaloa Indian campaigns. Mentions uprising led by Simon Muni Cacique Sinaloas, who tried to ally himself with Yaquis. Muni captured, sentenced to death. Yaquis pardoned after Hurdaide punished rebels, rewarded faithful ones. Yaquis population described as 3 times larger than Mayo. Notes Yaqui desire for churches, priests. States Yaqui caciques say tribe won't be content, peaceful until missionization occurs. Mentions Nebome desire for missionization as well. Describes Nebomes as less restless and warlike than the Yaquis, industrious agriculturalists who speak tepehuan language. Notes migration 300 Nebomes a few years earlier, 160 more February, 1616, to Bamoa, Nebome settlement outside San Felipe created when group Nebomes accompanied Cabeza de Vaca to Sinaloa 1530s. States not enough land along Rio Petatlan to accomodate all who desired to come, therefore necessary to send missionaries to Nebome villages. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Persons
Coronado, Pedro
Muni, Simon
Mendez, Pedro (Padre)
Martinez de Hurdaide, Diego
Places
Mayo (Rio)
Montesclaros
Bamoa
Ethnic Groups
Yaquis
Mayos
Nebomes
Sinaloas
First Location
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0258 pp. 0183-0194 Transcpt
Original Location
AGN, Mexico, Historia, Leg. 0316
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
1839
Rights
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