Capitan Nicolas Flores y Valdes al Marques de San Miguel de Aguayo. Letter concerning Apache raid on San Antonio horseherd.

Serial Number
210-00030
Title
Capitan Nicolas Flores y Valdes al Marques de San Miguel de Aguayo. Letter concerning Apache raid on San Antonio horseherd.
Author(s)
Flores y Valdes, Nicolas (Capitan)
Date
10-21-1723
Documentation
San Antonio. October 21, 1723. Letter. Copy.
Summary
In letter of 10/21/1723, capitan Flores describes Apache raid on San Antonio horseherd and his successful pursuit of raiders onto the plains, in which 34 Indians killed, many horses recovered. Notes goods possessed by Apaches. Asks Apache prisoner why the Indians attacked his horseherd and Apache replies that they trade (tienen Cambalaches) horses with Spaniards to north. Prisoner also states that raiding party composed of 5 capitanes with 12 men each. Concerning foodstuffs carried by Apaches, prisoner says that they raise maize themselves, get beans from Spaniards. Flores decides to sue for peace, so he sends prisoner (woman) back to her people with promise that 19 Apache prisoners at San Antonio will be freed if peace prevails. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Flores y Valdes, Nicolas (Capitan de San Antonio Presidio)
San Miguel de Aguayo, Marques de
Places
San Antonio (Presidio)
Colorado (Rio)
Texas (Provincia)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 010 pp. 164-167
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4666
Rights
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