informe de diez y seis misiones... de la Nueva Vizcaya.
Colegio de nra. Sra. de Guadalupe de Zacatecas. March 10, 1786. Original. Signed.
Informe concerning 16 missions Nueva Vizcaya administered by colejo de nra. Sra. de Guadalupe de Zacatecas including Tomochi, Tutuaca, Moris, Batopilillas, Santa Anna, Chinipas, Guazapares, serocahui, hueguachic, Nabogame, Concepcion de Tubares, San Miguel de Tubares, Baburigame, Tonachi, Norogachi, baquiachi, encompassing 52 pueblos, 13,363 Pimas Altos, Tarahumares Altos, y bassos, Tubares, y Mexicanos. Also Tepehuanes. Geographical location, settlements, population, ethnic composition each mission given. Inhabitants Loreto Pueblo, mission Santa Anna, described as Tarahumaras Bajos who speak language called guarigia (warihio), el idioma entre Tarahumara y Yaqui. Inhabitants Tohallama Pueblo, mission buburigame, nacron Mexicana. States some Indians speak Spanish, but most understand/speak only native tongues, so missionaries instructed in Indian languages. Children instructed in Spanish in morning, in own language afternoon. Impossible to establish schools however because people leave settlements so often. Discusses inadequacy missionary stipend, need for Indians to raise food for priests (maize, wheat, beans, Chile). Because of nature terrain/climate, difficult to raise cattle, only serocahui mission has large herd. Describes amount crops raised communally at each mission. Notes cultivation sugar Cane various missions, especially Baburigame. says law against Indians leaving pueblos without permission, but not enforced. Notes Indians' fondness alcoholic beverage made from corn. Brief description land tenure. Notes population increase. Chart containing population breakdown (sex, age, ethnic) included. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Galvez, Conde de
Croix, Marques de
Cuellar, Lope de
Galvez, Jose de
Cerrillo, Francisco Antonio
Laba, Ignacio Maria (Padre)
CU-BANC. M-M 0431 folder 013
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