Corbalan to Croix letter concerning seri-lower Pima uprisings.

Serial Number
041-02317
Title
Corbalan to Croix letter concerning seri-lower Pima uprisings.
Author(s)
Corbalan, Pedro
Date
03-16-1771
Documentation
Alamos. March 16, 1771. 12p. Letter. Signed. Photostat.
Summary
Discusses Sonora's Indian problems. Asks that second compania volante be provisioned to continue war against Apaches. Notes constant problem runaway Indians taking refuge in mountains to enjoy depraved and licentious customs. Mentions Indians' inconstancy, probability new uprising will include nearly all the Pimas Bajos, many of the (Pimas) Altos, and perhaps some from other nations. Describes ease Indians moved to rebel. States roots trouble still in mountains, including Seri chief Marcos, Suaqui Rancheria. Since Suaquis, Sebubapas, especially Seris, plant very little. Pessimistic about permanent reduction Indians, even with rations. Proposes to send all conquered males over twelve to Havana, women, children to California. Cerro Prieto mountains noted as stronghold. If such policy carried out, infantry could retire to Altar, presidio, first compania volante reform. (T. Sheridan, 1976)
Persons
Elizondo, Domingo (Colonel)
Vildosola, Joseph Antonio de
Corbalan, Pedro
Croix, Marques
Places
Cerro Prieto
Pitic
Altar
Sonora
Havana
California
Alamos
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Pimas Bajas
Pimas Altas
Seris
Suaquis
Sebubapas (Pimas Bajas)
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 093 ff. 097-102
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 093 ff. 097-102
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
9300022
Rights
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