Padre Geronimo de la Canal to padre provincial letter on northern Opata resistance to missionization.

Serial Number
040-00149
Title
Padre Geronimo de la Canal to padre provincial letter on northern Opata resistance to missionization.
Author(s)
Canal, Geronimo de la (Fray)
Date
01-31-1653
Documentation
Sonora. January 31, 1653. Signed. Transcript.
Summary
States he left Partido de Sonora to baptize Indians in pueblos Zenoquipe (Sinoquipe), Arispe (Arizpe), Cucubazunichi. In Sinoquipe, Indian governor told him they would rather die like dogs than be baptized. Indian governor Arizpe also refused baptism. In Cucubazunichi, many hechiceros, Indians threatened Canal with arms. Also mentions missionary activity Guepaca (Huepac), Vanamitzi (Banamichi). States he just built 2 houses pinewood. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Persons
Esgrecho, Felipe (Padre)
Maluenda, Francisco
Uter, Juan de
Pantoxa, Pedro
Canal, Geronimo de la
Places
Sinoquipe
Arizpe
Cucubazunichi
Huepac
Banamichi
Ethnic Groups
Opatas
First Location
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0265 pp. 0361-0367 Transcpt
Original Location
AGN, Mexico, Misiones, Leg. 0026
Language
Spanish
Notes
Xerox
Batch Reference Number
1877
Rights
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