Narciso Tapia, et al. (2/11/1777); Muniz' reply (2/14/1777) (copy). Documents concerning encounter with chiricahua Apaches.

Serial Number
300-00112
Title
Narciso Tapia, et al. (2/11/1777); Muniz' reply (2/14/1777) (copy). Documents concerning encounter with chiricahua Apaches.
Author(s)
Tapia, Narciso
Date
02-11-1778
Date
02-14-1778
Documentation
Janos. February 11-14, 1778. 7p. Letter. Original. Signed. Copy.
Summary
Chiricahuas send 2 emissaries to Tapia telling him to come to Sierra del Medio to get Felix Guerra, Spanish soldier held by Chiricahuas. At same time, emissary from Gilenos, Mimbrenos under Nataneju, Pachateju, el Surdo tells Tapia Chiricahuas planning a trap. Tapia assembles 72 soldiers, including militia from El Paso under Miranda, Opatas under general Varela, Marches to el Medio. Chiricahuas ransom guerra for 10 horses, then 300 of them appear to attack Spaniards. Because of ruggedness of territory, Tapia retreats to presidio. Muniz commends Tapia on his caution, tells him Gila Apaches have many Spanish prisoners in mountains. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Tapia, Narciso (Teniente de Janos Presidio)
Miranda, Juan de (Teniente de Milicia del Paso)
Varela, Juan Manuel (General de los Opatas)
Nataneju (Apache Capitan)
Pachateju (Apache Capitan)
Surdo (Apache Capitan, El)
Bojorquez, Juan Thorisio (Spanish Boy, Age 10, Former Apache Captive)
Places
Janos (Presidio)
Medio (Sierra)
El Paso
San Bernardino (Presidio)
Carrizal (Presidio)
Ethnic Groups
Mimbrenos
Gilenos
Chiricahuis (Chiricahuas)
Opatas
First Location
TXU, Lat. Amer. Col. Janos folder 003 sec. 01 pp. 245-251
Original Location
TXU, Austin, Lac, Janos F. 003 Sec. 01 pp. 245-251
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4552
Rights
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