Corbalan to Croix letter concerning seri-lower Pima uprisings.
Alamos. March 16, 1771. 12p. Letter. Signed. Photostat.
Discusses Sonora's Indian problems. Asks that second compania volante be provisioned to continue war against Apaches. Notes constant problem runaway Indians taking refuge in mountains to enjoy depraved and licentious customs. Mentions Indians' inconstancy, probability new uprising will include nearly all the Pimas Bajos, many of the (Pimas) Altos, and perhaps some from other nations. Describes ease Indians moved to rebel. States roots trouble still in mountains, including Seri chief Marcos, Suaqui Rancheria. Since Suaquis, Sebubapas, especially Seris, plant very little. Pessimistic about permanent reduction Indians, even with rations. Proposes to send all conquered males over twelve to Havana, women, children to California. Cerro Prieto mountains noted as stronghold. If such policy carried out, infantry could retire to Altar, presidio, first compania volante reform. (T. Sheridan, 1976)
Elizondo, Domingo (Colonel)
Vildosola, Joseph Antonio de
Sebubapas (Pimas Bajas)
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 093 ff. 097-102
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 093 ff. 097-102
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