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Juan Bautista de Anza to viceroy. Letter on silver discovery in Arizona nad exploration.

Serial Number: 
030-00540
Title: 
Juan Bautista de Anza to viceroy. Letter on silver discovery in Arizona nad exploration.
Author(s): 
Anza, Juan Bautista de
Date: 
01-14-1737
Documentation: 
Presidio de Santa Rosa de Corodeguachi. January 14, 1737. Signed. Photostat. Transcript.
Summary: 
Notes great excitement caused by discovery silver Pimeria Alta, belief in greater riches-gold, silver, pearls, quicksilver-to north. Discusses Indian belief ancestors Mexican kings from Pimeria describes ruins of Casa Grande, Casas Grandes. Notes previous expeditions to Colorado River, proposes expedition led by himself to- 1) determine if California an Island and whether northwest Passage, seven cities Gran Teguayo, Quivira exist; 2) determine number inhabitants interior region, whether they are agricultural and can be reduced, or hunter-gatherers impossible to missionize; discover extent Mineral wealth beyond Pimeria. Notes inability presidio to mount Apache campaign because of Seri uprisings, occasional Pima troubles. Outlines size/ expenses proposed expedition. (T. Sheridan) (1976)
Persons: 
Anza, Juan Bautista de
Persons: 
Crespo, Benito
Persons: 
Casa Fuerte (Marquis de)
Persons: 
Echeverria, Joseph de (Padre)
Persons: 
Manje, Juan Mateo
Persons: 
Huidobro, Manuel Bernal de (Gov.)
Persons: 
Medizabal, Francisco Antonio de
Places: 
Gila (Rio)
Places: 
Colorado (Rio)
Places: 
California
Places: 
Pimeria
Places: 
Janos
Places: 
Gran Teguayo
Places: 
Quivira
Places: 
Casa Grande
Ethnic Groups: 
Apaches
Ethnic Groups: 
Pimas
Ethnic Groups: 
Seris
First Location: 
CU-BANC. C-B 840 (Bolton Col.) no. 0212 pp.
Original Location: 
AGI, Sevilla, Aud.Guadalajara, Leg. 0185(67-4-45)
Language: 
Spanish
Rights: 
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