Series of letters from Mendoza to virrey concerning various military and administrative affairs in Pimeria Alta.

Serial Number
041-02189
Title
Series of letters from Mendoza to virrey concerning various military and administrative affairs in Pimeria Alta.
Author(s)
Mendoza, Juan de (Gobernador)
Date
11-16-1754
Date
02-19-1759
Documentation
Mexico, San Miguel de Horcasitas. 130p. Letters, drafts. Signed, originals, copies.
Summary
Correspondence from Mendoza to virrey, mostly concerning reduccion of Seri pueblos on Isla Tiburon; successful conclusion of peace treaty with Seris and Pimas, although notes some isolated Cases of continued hostilities; notes difficulties in reduccion of Papagos due to their excellent mastery of bow and arrow; recounts efforts to exterminate Apaches, to contract alliance with other tribes against Apaches; peace treaty broken by Seris leading to conclusion by Mendoza that they will never be reduced and requests for more arms to help exterminate them. Also includes documents concerning murder case against Figueroa. Mendoza orders expedition to explore area around Altar. Also includes roster of number of personnel stationed in presidios in Sonora and Sinaloa. (A. Tukey, August 1989)
Persons
Mendoza, Juan de (Gobernador)
Velez Cachupin, Thomas (Capitan)
Gallardo, Joseph
Orcasitas, Miguel de
Ortiz Parrilla, Diego (Coronel)
Arce Arroyo, Pablo de (Gobernador)
Birdosola, Gabriel (Capitan)
Montesinos de Lara, Pedro (Coronel)
Revilla Gigedo, Conde de (Virrey)
Solis, Antonio (Teniente)
Ansa, Juan Bautista de (Capitan)
Urrea, Bernardo de (Capitan)
Grixalva, Juan Joseph
Beldarrain, Juan Thomas (Capitan)
Figueroa, Josef Alverto
Lovato, Rita
Amarillas, Marques de (Virrey)
Places
Sinaloa
Sonora
Vizcaya
Nuevo Mexico
Sonora (Rio)
Rio Grande
Cocospera
Blanca, Santa Maria de (Pueblo)
Sonoitac
Tubac (Presidio)
Bac, San Xavier del (Mision)
Tuxson (Presidio)
Santa Catarina
Caborca
Visani
Actun
Gila (Rio)
Colorado (Rio)
Oposura (Ri)
Opodepe (Rio)
Pitic
Ures
Saric
Santa Rosa
Popula (Pueblo)
Angeles (Pueblo)
Oquitoa
California
Guevari
Tumacacori
Aribaca
Sopori
Durango
Terrenate (Presidio)
Altar
Horcasitas
Nacosari
Nueva Andalucia
Pimeria Alta
Tiburon (Isla)
Ethnic Groups
Cumanches
Apaches
Navajoses
Farones
Natajeses
Sumas
Pimas
Tobas
Guaimas
Opatas
Sobayporis
Papagos
Military Groups
Sinaloa, Compania de
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 087 ff. 198-268 exp. 9
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 087 ff. 198-268 exp.
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
8700008
Rights
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