Fray Antonio de San Buenaventura Olivares al virrey. Brief description of Indians of Texas.

Serial Number
210-00019
Title
Fray Antonio de San Buenaventura Olivares al virrey. Brief description of Indians of Texas.
Author(s)
San Buenaventura Olivares, Antonio de (Fray)
Date
00-00-1716
Documentation
N.p. n.d. Copy.
Summary
Brief account of Indians of provincia of Texas, of whom the Spanish have encountered 50 naciones, noting- their dress; receptiveness to Spanish language/religion; presence of valuable minerals among them; absence of ydolatria formal although hechiceros, curanderos present; hunting activities especially buffalo; production of tanned deer hides which they trade to Spaniards; absence of drunkenness among them, which Olivares notes may be due to fact that no hay Magueyes en abundancia, o porque ygnoran el modo de cultivarlos (pg.119); dances to celebrate ware victories, which often cause trouble among them; ceremonial use of Peyote que usan Por bebida del Peiotte y de otras yerbas que suelen causas turbacion en los sentidos de que procede el vervisiones, y fantasmas (pg. 119). (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
San Buenaventura Olivares, Antonio de (Fray)
Places
Texas (Provincia, Also Called Asinay)
Ethnic Groups
Texas
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 008 pp. 117-120
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4798
Rights
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