Antonio Reyes. Informe concerning state of Sonora.

Serial Number
040-00891
Title
Antonio Reyes. Informe concerning state of Sonora.
Author(s)
Reyes, Antonio
Date
04-20-1772
Documentation
Mexico. April 20, 1772. Informe. Original. Signed.
Summary
Discusses state of Sonoran missions, describing Former abuses of Jesuits, stating that, los pueblos de las missions... Estan formados y dispuestos contra toda politica racional, y sociedad civil. notes Indian hostilities, especially severe in upper San Miguel, Sonora drainages. Claims hostilities responsible for depopulation of prosperous mining community of Saracache north of Cucurpe. Discusses abuses of Indian land by Spaniards and their livestock, stating that Indian in Cucurpe who beat animal eating his crops sentenced to 50 lashes. Notes spread of disease (viruelas, Sarampion) to gentile Indians of Rios Gila and Colorado. Discusses Garces' entradas to Rio Colorado. Proposes plans for new Indian reducciones, arguing that communal labor must be enforced and Indians must not be allowed to live without guidance of civil-religious authorities. Discusses problem of vagabond gente de Razon, arguing that they should be forced to settle down. (T. Sheridan) (1979)
Persons
Guzman, Nuno de
Ybarra, Francisco
Pinieda, Juan de (Gobernador)
Garces, Francisco (OFM)
Reyes, Antonio
Places
Sonora
Colorado (Rio)
Gila (Rio)
California (Seno)
Ostimuri (Provincia)
Hiaqui (Rio)
Pimeria Alta (Misiones)
Fronteras (Presidio)
Tubac (Presidio)
Terrenate (Presidio)
Altar (Presidio)
Tarumara (Tarahumara) (Sierra)
Sonora (Valle)
Oposura (Valle)
Opodepe (Valle)
San Miguel de Horcasitas (Valle)
Pitic
San Miguel de Culiacan (Villa)
San Juan de Carapoa
Fuerte (Rio)
Sinaloa (Provincia)
Suanca (Santa Maria de) (Mision)
Cocospera (Santiago de) (Visita)
Cucurpe (Mision)
Saracache (Visita)
Opodepe
Cieneguilla (Placer)
San Antonio de la Huerta (Real)
San Xavier del Bac
San Diego
Monte Rey (Monterrey)
Mayo (Rio)
Sinaloa (Rio)
Topia (Sierra)
San Andres (Sierra)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Papagos
Sobaipuris
Tepeguanes (Tepehuanes)
First Location
AZTM. Jesuit Hist. Inst. Amer. Div., Tucson. Mf. J-02-D-07
Original Location
AGN, Mexico, Misiones, Leg. 0014 ff. 056-072
Other Location
MOSU. Mf.
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
00007261/JHI
Rights
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