Padre Antonio Estrella to Juan Antonio de Anguia letter concerning 1684 Suma uprising.

Serial Number
040-00247
Title
Padre Antonio Estrella to Juan Antonio de Anguia letter concerning 1684 Suma uprising.
Author(s)
Estrella, Juan Antonio (Fray)
Date
AS-/P-1684
Documentation
Santa Maria Vaseraca (Bacerac). N.d. (1684). Letter. Transcription.
Summary
Describes plans Sumas, allies Mansos from Patu, Chinarras, Janos, Jocomes, to gather 10 leagues from Casas Grandes, devastate area. States Alcalde mayor Casas Grandes captain Salazar planning to evacuate Pueblo unless help arrives, there by abandoning fertile Valley wheat, maize, more than 20,000 cattle. Claims such attack could destroy Opata nation, allies of Spaniards, Sonora itself. Notes Christian Sumas attempting to remain faithful to Spaniards but threatened by hostile Indians. Recommends offensive action against Indians, placement presidio Casas Grandes area. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Persons
Ramirez de Salazar, Francisco (Capitan)
Estrella, Juan Antonio (Fray)
Places
Casas Grandes
Patu
Norte (Rio Grande) (Rio)
Namiquipa
Ethnic Groups
Sumas
Mansos
Chinarras
Chichimecos
Janos
Jocomes
First Location
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0265 pp. 0818-0819 Transcpt
Original Location
AGN, Mexico, Misiones, Leg. 0026
Language
Spanish
Notes
Possible indirect evidence Apache pressure on Sumas, related tribes (Apaches moving south, west)
Batch Reference Number
1931
Rights
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