Letters to viceroy concerning conditions in Nayarit immediately following conquest.

Serial Number
041-02106
Title
Letters to viceroy concerning conditions in Nayarit immediately following conquest.
Author(s)
Rivera, Pedro de (Brigadier)
Covarrubias, Urbano de (Fray)
Arias, Antonio (Fray)
Date
04-04-1725
Date
11-05-1725
Documentation
Zacatecas, Durango, San Pedro iscatan, San Francisco Xavier Valero. May 4 - November 5, 1725. 31p. Letters. Signed, originals.
Summary
Detailed descriptions of Nayarit and native inhabitants, with especially rich account by covarribias (ff. 66-69). Includes accounts of phonetics and grammatical structure of Indian language, Indian diet, general nature of Indians, and problems facing their conversion to christianity. Also describes geography, climate, fruits and vegetation, and wildlife (especially problems with vampire bats) of Nayarit. Concludes with Series of pleas to viceroy for payment of reparations for damage caused to Indian lands and life by conquest and governorship of Flores de San Pedro. (A. Tukey, July 1988)
Persons
Rivera, Pedro de (Brigadier)
Arias, Antonio (Fray)
Casa Fuerte, Marques de (Virrey)
Gutierrez de la Pena, Joseph
Covarrubias, Urbano de (Fray)
Garcia, Joseph Xavier
Carranza y Guzman, Manuel Josef (Capitan)
Flores de San Pedro, Juan (Gobernador)
Rosales, Francisco Antonio
Palacios
Places
Galicia
Mesa de Tonaty (Pueblo)
Jesus Maria (Pueblo)
San Francisco de Paula (Pueblo)
San Joachin (Pueblo)
Santa Ana (Pueblo)
Peyotan, San Juan de (Pueblo)
Santa Theresa (Pueblo)
Aacualoya, Nuestra Senora de Rosario de (Pueblo)
Dolores (Pueblo)
San Pedro (Pueblo)
Yscatan, San Juan (Paraje)
Guaynamota, San Ygnacio de (Pueblo)
Durango
Nayarit (Provincia)
Nuevo Toledo
Huexuquilla
Ethnic Groups
Nayaritas
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 085 ff. 059-075 exp. 2
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 085 ff. 059-075 exp. 2
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
8500004
Rights
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