Diego Martinez de Hurdaide to virrey.

Serial Number
040-00076
Title
Diego Martinez de Hurdaide to virrey.
Author(s)
Martinez de Hurdaide, Diego
Date
06-15-1619
Documentation
Montesclaros. June 15, 1619. Letter. Transcription.
Summary
Informs viceroy peaceful state Sinaloa, even during Tepehuan revolt. Describes trouble caused by tlatole Juan de Messa, Criollo from Culiacan who killed another Spaniard, fled north. Hurdaide followed him to land Guazapares (warihio group), who trapped him in cave, burned him, cut off his hands, Head, gave them to Hurdaide as sign of fidelity. Discusses proposal to divide Sinaloa province in 2 parts. Asks to be relieved of his post, given position allowing him to care for family, pay debts more than 40,000 pesos expended in conquest Sinaloa. Complains of difficulties with padre visitor Villafane. Skeptical about efficency division province. Hurdaide's apologia career Sinaloa. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Persons
Messa, Juan de
Guzman, Diego de (Padre)
Villafane, Hernando de (Padre)
Martinez de Hurdaide, Diego.
Places
Yaqui (Rio
Mayo (Rio)
Ethnic Groups
Nebomes
Guazapares
Tepeguanes
First Location
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0258 pp. 0119-0125 Transcpt
Original Location
AGN, Mexico, Historia, Leg. 0316
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
1832
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