Padre Silvestre Velez de Escalante to padre Fernando Antonio Gomez. Carta sobre exploraciones y condiciones entre los Zuni y hopi.

Serial Number
250-00066
Title
Padre Silvestre Velez de Escalante to padre Fernando Antonio Gomez. Carta sobre exploraciones y condiciones entre los Zuni y hopi.
Author(s)
Velez de Escalante, Silvestre (Padre)
Date
08-18-1775
Documentation
Letter. Original. Signed. Zuni. August 18, 1775. 6 fols.
Summary
Begins with a lament about mission conditions in Zuni and with a criticism of the natives who resist conversion or cling to old habits. He then relates a journey into Moqui territory to find possible routes between New Mexico and Monterrey. He describes various Indian bands, the town of Moqui, and the need for more missionaries. (J. Grusin) (1976)
Persons
Velez de Escalante, Silvestre (Padre)
Gomez, Fernando Antonio (Padre)
Places
Zuni
Chihuahua
Moqui
Nuevo Mexico
Monterrey
Oraybe
Cosmina (Sierra de)
Gila (Rio de)
Ethnic Groups
Zunis
Moquis
Tomascabes
Chirumas
Cholomas
Yutas
Cumanches
Gicenos
First Location
Newberry Library, Chicago. Ayer ms. 1081.
Original Location
NL, Chicago, Ayer Ms. 1081
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
2599
Rights
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