Diary of expedition by Juan Baptista de Ansa from Sonora to Californias

Serial Number
041-00431
Title
Diary of expedition by Juan Baptista de Ansa from Sonora to Californias
Author(s)
Anza, Juan Baptista de
Bucarelli y Irsua, Antonio Maria
Date
09-17-1773
Date
04-02-1774
Documentation
Tubac-Monterrey (presidios). September 17 1773-April 2,1774. 236p. Diary. Signed
Summary
Exploration of land route from Tubac to Californias by way of Gila and Colorado by Anza, Diaz and Garces. Anza describes historical pacification of Sonora by Urrea. Discusses possibility of gold before Gila River. Half of Yumas want to stop expedition and kill Spaniards but for Palmas intercession. Descriptions of Yuma mourning ceremony. Hardship on horses for lack of food and water. Richness of California land for agriculture. Discovers silver near Valley of San Jose. Anza travels to San Diego from San Gabriel to look for food stuffs. Garces and other soldiers sent back to Rio Colorado. Returns from Monterrey by different route, encountering Serra who is arriving from Mexico City. Anza is ambushed near puerto real de San Carlos and captures four Indians who are punished by flogging. Returns to Rio Colorado where Garces is waiting for him. Anza explores upper Colorado to land of Cocomaricopas. Garces remains in area to explore land of Moquis. Anza returns by way of Sutaquison where he describes architecture of big Palace and affirms that ancestors of these people established Mexico City. Before arriving in Tubac, stops in Pueblo of Tugson for one day. (A. Dell'aqua, 1/87)
Persons
Ansa, Juan Baptista de
Garces, Francisco (Padre)
Bucarelli y Irsua, Antonio Maria (Virrey)
Diaz, Juan (Fray)
Urrea, Bernardo de
Palma, Salbador (Capitan,Yumas)
Rivera de Moncada, Fernando de
Constanzo, Miguel
Portola, Gaspar de
Diaz, Juan (Fray)
Mungue, Matheo
Albuquerque Duque de (Viceroy)
Farnes ?, Pedro
Serra, Junipero (Fray)
Quino, Francisco Eusevio (Fray)
Bonilla, Antonio
Places
Tubac
Mexico (Ciudad)
Cavorca
San Xavier del Bac (Mision)
Monterrey
San Diego
Aribac
Saxic
Tubatama
Santa Teresa
Ati (San Francisco del)(Rancheria)
Oguitoa
El Pitic
Caborca
Visani
Baipia
Aribaipia
Sonoitac
San Eduardo
Santa Catharina
San Carlos (Puerto)
San Patricio
San Antonio de Bucarelli (Lagoon)
Santa Ana
San Gabriel (Mision)
San Diego
Loreto (Puerto)
Altar (Presidio)
Santa Barvara
Mestitlan
San Luis (Mision)
San Antonio (Mision)
San Carmelo (Mision)
San Bernardino
Sutaquison
San Juan Capistrano
Tugson (Poblado)
Guitobac
Monterrey
San Blas (Puerto)
Ethnic Groups
Papagos
Yumas
Pimas
Soyopas
Tahueches (Cahuenches, Alehueches)
Cocomaricopa
Opas
Apaches
Guiquimas
Cojars
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 023 ff. 241-357
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 023 ff. 241-357
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
2300025
Rights
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