Letter from Gonzalez to virrey concerning process of repartimiento of Indians in Rio Yaqui area.

Serial Number
041-02187
Title
Letter from Gonzalez to virrey concerning process of repartimiento of Indians in Rio Yaqui area.
Author(s)
Gonzalez, Diego (Fray)
Date
08-09-1734
Documentation
Colexio maximo. August 9, 1734. 60p. Letter. Signed, original.
Summary
Letter from fray Gonzalez to virrey concerning repartimiento of Indians in Rio Yaqui area. Complains that this process is the main obstacle to evangelization efforts of missions in Sonora. Notes that forcing Indians to work in mines away from home Villa promotes adulterous behavior, and thus petitions that marriage documents should be brought to work in mines. Complains that Indians cannot support their families because they are not paid for travel time to the mines, which can exceed a month. Also complains that time worked in mines disrupts work in fields, thus leaving Indians unable to pay tribute to church. (A. Tukey, August 1989)
Persons
Gonzalez, Diego (Fray)
Linares, Duque de
Places
Hiaqui (Rio)
Motopore
Alamos
Guadalaxara
Sonora
Sinaloa
Colexio Maximo
Ethnic Groups
Sobaipuris
Seris
Pimas
Apaches
Piatos
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 087 ff. 109-141 exp. 6,7
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 087 ff. 109-141 exp.
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
8700006
Rights
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