Roads (Construction)

Mayo 23 de 1781 consulta del governador de la colonia sobre las ventajas que ha logrado con los indios barbaros.

Serial Number
041-03619
Title
Mayo 23 de 1781 consulta del governador de la colonia sobre las ventajas que ha logrado con los indios barbaros.
Author(s)
Sierragorda, Conde de la (Gobernador)
Gonzalez Vecerra
Date
00-00-1767
Date
05-09-1781
Documentation
Nuevo Santander. June 15, 1780-May 9, 1781. 24p. (Approx) Informes. Signed, originals.
Summary
Includes two informes in which gobernador describes to virrey chronological unfolding of Series of attacks by Aracates, Mesquites, others, on rancherias and villages of Sierra; number and location of Indians, 'pobladores,' soldiers killed given, as well as numbers of mules, horses stolen; 150 soldiers and 15 Indian auxiliaries to scour Sierra 'hasta no dejar indio en ella'; battles continue; 'piquete' of 15 soldiers captures 4 Indian men, Indian woman, child, who claim to be peaceful, escape after led to Soto la Marina; days earlier 2 unarmed 'vaqueros' killed, horses taken. In second letter, gobernador mountain pass in order to block Indians' retreat; plan somewhat effective, as more Indians killed, 'collera' of 38 taken to San Luis Potosi; supposedly peaceful Mesquites and mulatos apparently responsible for the large and Volatile Indian gathering in Sierra, also for death of pastor and several horse thefts. With Indians run out of Sierra, gobernador feels time right to begin construction of road into area. Argues also that some villages repeatedly attacked by Apaches because residents do not know how to respond or defend selves; solution lies in uniting 'pobladores', teaching them how to protect family and possessions, then fighting 'con Teson.' (L. Kerr, June 1989)
Persons
Sierragorda, Conde de la (Gobernador)
Mayorga, Martin de (Virrey)
Gonzalez Vecerra
Serna, Joseph Vicente de la (Capitan)
Quintanilla, Joseph Lorenzo (Teniente)
Penasco, Conde del (Coronel)
Places
Nuevo Santander
Yglesia (Puerto)
Cruillas (Villa)
Chorreras (Arroyo)
Santillana (Villa)
Padilla (Villa)
Soto la Marina (Poblazon)
Yglesia (Sierra)
Ybarra, San Pedro de (Hacienda)
Hoyos
Reyno de Leon (Mision)
Tamaulipa
San Luis Potosi (Ciudad)
Aguayo (Villa)
Laredo (Villa)
Mier (Villa)
Revilla (Villa)
Camargo (Villa)
Reynosa (Villa)
Ethnic Groups
Aracates
Mesquites
Mulatos
Pasitas
Tanambres
Apaches
Mecos
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 147 ff. 096-107 exp. 6 (Approx)
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 147 ff. 096-107 exp. 6
Language
Spanish
Notes
Volume unfoliated. This series of documents begins with the phrase found in the title above. Most copies very dark.
Reference Number
14700004
UAIR Filtering Fields
Author Last Name
Sierragorda
Person Last Name
Sierragorda
Mayorga
Gonzalez Vecerra
Serna
Quintanilla
Penasco
End Date Month
May
Beginning Date (repacked)
1767
End Date (repacked)
05-09-1781
Type
Text
UAiR identifier
uadc://masterindex/7966
ISO 369-1 Language code
es
ISO 369-3 Language code
spa
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