Don Velasco. Resumen general de los autos sobre noticias, informes y escritos desde 1688 a 1716 sobre la necesidad de poblar la region entre Texas y la movila, etc.
Mexico. November 30, 1716. Copy. Photostat.
Review of colonization, missionization of Provincia de Texas from time of Alonso de Leon to 1716. Texas, Caodaches Indians described as mas politica in province, sowing many crops. Population of area estimated to be un million. Indian groups between Coahuila and the land of Texas Indians listed (See 201). Texas Indians belief in afterlife briefly described. Missionaries claimes that early soldiers set bad example for Texas Indians, mistreating them and stealing their women. Franciscan missionary efforts delineated. Texas disatisfaction with Spaniards, abandonment of missions in 1693 noted. French trade with Indians mentioned. Texas Indians had 11 pueblos, chocta (choctaw) Indians outside of Movila had 32, Nache Indians had 11. Flora, fauna, agriculture of eastern Texas described, where Indians caultibando la tierra con las quixadas de los benados. Indians live in wooden houses, sleep on raised beds and farm en Comun. Indian enemies of Texas- Apaches, Yojuanes, Cubipanes, Canas- noted. Absence of pulgue, otras bebidas, but presnece of Peyote among Texas Indians mentioned. Province continually described as very fertile. Indian use of wild fruits, walnuts, acorns noted. Lead mines near Texas Indians mentioned. Force of 60 soldiers needed for conquest, colonization of Texas, to be gathered from other presidios of Nueva Vizcaya. Apparently, fiscal doesn't think much of idea. Excellent summary of early Texas history, including Leon, Ramon entradas. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Leon, Alonso de (Capitan)
Ramon, Domingo (Capitan)
San Denis, Luis de (French Soldier, Explorer)
Jalou, Medar (French Explorer)
Espiritu Santo (Bahia)
Movila (French Settlement)
San Marcos (Rio)
San Francisco de los Texas (Mision)
San Juan (French Fort)
Casas Grandes (Presidio)
Nuevo Mexico (Presidio)
Santa Catharina (Presidio)
San Juan Bautista del Rio Grande (Presidio)
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 008 pp. 126-163
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
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