Letters between Fermin de Mendinuta and viceroy concerning Indian depredations

Serial Number
041-01584
Title
Letters between Fermin de Mendinuta and viceroy concerning Indian depredations
Author(s)
Fermin de Mendinueta, Pedro
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio
Date
10-28-1774
Date
02-14-1776
Documentation
Santa Fe/Mexico. March 30, 1775 - February 14, 1776. 21p. Letters, drafts. Originals, signed.
Summary
Same Series of letters as ff. 391-412. Descriptions of numerous raids by Comanches, Utes, Gilenos, and Navajos. Includes numbers killed, wounded, or captured, and losses of livestock (mostly horses). Raids occurred at Sandia, Pecos, Ysleta, Santa Fe (presidio), puertas(?), Laguna, Acoma, Zuni, Santa Ana, Tome, and Zia. Mention of military expedition against enemy Indians in November 1774. Description of tactics used by Indians beseiged on a Mesa. Mention of broken alliance between Spaniards and Utes and alliance between Utes and Comanches. Mention of attempts to establish peace. Mention of temporary truce between Spaniards and Apaches and Navajos with exchange of captives. Mention of hopes for permanent peace. F. 432 is a draft of a letter from the viceroy(?) To Fermin de Mendinueta in response to the news of the truce. (W. Copas, April 1988)
Persons
Borica, Diego de (Teniente)
Esquibel, Francisco (Alferez)
Fermin de Mendinueta, Pedro (Gobernador)
Bucareli y Ursua, Antonio (Virrey)
Places
Santa Fe (Villa)(Presidio)
Sandia (Pueblo)
Pecos (Pueblo)
Ysleta (Pueblo)
Puertas(?) (Poblacion)
Alburquerque (Jurisdicion)
Laguna (Pueblo)
Acoma (Pueblo)
Zuni (Pueblo)
Santa Ana (Pueblo)
Tome (Pueblo)
Zia (Pueblo)
Ethnic Groups
Cumanches
Gilenos
Navajoes
Yutas
Gueres
Gemes
Zias
Galisteos
Acomas
Apaches
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 065 ff. 422-432 exp. 10
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 065 ff. 422-432 exp. 1
Language
Spanish
Notes
Marginal notes present in some documents. Series of letters same as ff. 391-412.
Reference Number
6500003
Rights
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