Letters from Ortega and Rivera to virrey concerning state of missionary program in Nayarit.

Serial Number
041-02110
Title
Letters from Ortega and Rivera to virrey concerning state of missionary program in Nayarit.
Author(s)
Rivera, Pedro de (Brigadier)
Ortega, Joseph de (Fray)
Date
03-22-1730
Date
08-08-1730
Documentation
Zacatecas. March22 - August 8, 1730. 7p. Letters. Signed, originals.
Summary
Account by Ortega on state missionary activity in Nayarit complains of continuing rampant idolatry among Indians. Suggests more vigorous campaign for destruction of idols and corresponding increase in number of soldiers to deal with Indian uprising that will probably follow. Also suggests action against Indian Juan Santos for being known throughout province as yhuari, or king of the Nayarit. Rivera counters that troop increase is not necessary, given past experience with destruction of Nayarit adolatorios. Accounts of type of offerings made to idols as well as nature of idols. (A. Tukey, July 1988)
Persons
Carranza y Guzman, Manuel Joseph (Capitan)
Rivera, Pedro de (Brigadier)
Ortega, Joseph de (Fray)
Covarrubias, Urbano de (Fray)
Santos, Juan (Rey del Nayarit)
Valderrama, Juan Thomas de
Places
Nayarit
Colotan
Zacatecas
Mesa del Tonati (Adolatorio)
Ethnic Groups
Nayaritas
Coras
Guisoles
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 085 ff. 132-136 exp. 5
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 085 ff. 132-136 exp. 5
Language
Spanish
Reference Number
8500008
Rights
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