Letter of Gallardo to virrey Cruillas

Serial Number
041-01655
Title
Letter of Gallardo to virrey Cruillas
Author(s)
Gallardo, Josef Rafael
Date
10-14-1761
Documentation
Mexico. October 14, 1761. 15p. Letter. Copy
Summary
Gallardo describes problems relating to Yaquis in Valle de San Buenaventura and other military/administrative concerns of province; reflects on bishop Tamaron's letter on similar topics; notes importance, aptitude of Yaquis for mining (whom he praises); describes original settlements of Yaquis; their farming; climate of their lands; seasonal interest in work; he praises their industrious efforts; he stresses Spain should be fair to this important ethnic minority; comments on extreme acculturation of Yaquis; their knowledge of Spanish; his earlier visit to their country; possible new missions on Colorado and Gila; economic woes of mining industry produced by lack of operators; much on Indian labor in province; contrasts patterns of Indian labor used in Provincias Internas with other regions of empire; proposes that certain aspects of other regional policies be adopted. (J. Williams, may 1987) adopted. (J. Williams, may 1987)
Persons
Gallardo, Josef Rafael
Parrilla, Diego Ortiz (Coronel)
Revilla Gigedo (Conde)
Gorraes, Josef
Places
Durango
Nueva Vizcaya
San Buenaventura (Valle)
Hiaqui (Rio)
Torim
Cocorim
Vacum
Rahum
Potam
Vicam
Huires
Egypto
Nilo (Rio)
Sonora
Sinaloa
San Benito
Fuerte
Alamos (Real)
Colorado (Rio)
Gila (Rio)
Galicia
Peru
Chile (Provincia)
America Meridional
Ethnic Groups
Hiaquis
Ladinos
Tapiques
Yanaconas
Gananes
Colonos
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 069 ff. 041-049
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 069 ff. 041-049
Language
Spanish
Notes
Copy of June 16, 1793 by Antonio Bonilla, see comments on ff 41 -49
Reference Number
6900008
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