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Letter by Tarahumara missionaries to virrey Casafuerte; response of virrey

Serial Number: 
041-01660
Title: 
Letter by Tarahumara missionaries to virrey Casafuerte; response of virrey
Author(s): 
Ydiaques, Antonio
Author(s): 
Hierro, Juan Manuel
Author(s): 
Garfias, Bernardo
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
03-06-1730
Date: 
06-16-1730
Documentation: 
Nonohava, Mexico. March6, June 16, 1730. Letter, testimonios, notes. Copy.
Summary: 
Concerns Jesuit missionaries' strong arguments against new regulation of presidios with various explanations on why it is in error; notes on weakness of Rivera inspection; character of settlement system; problem of banditry that is destroying provincial commerce; wants increase in road patrols; problems of civil government; crosses of dead along highways; expenses of defense; distractions of visiting officials to area; advocates increase in presidial strength; reflects on character of Indian wars, missionization and enemy; comments on opinions of capitan-inspector Retanas; use of la Mal yerva; current quiet of Indians; system used to govern Indians; abuses of Indian labor (and consequences of fugitivism and banditry); tactical limitations of mounted troops in Sierra; contrasts of european and new world military theaters; retarded social and economic character of region; virrey acknowledges receipt of letter. (J. Williams, may 1987)
Persons: 
Rivera, Pedro (Brigadier)
Persons: 
Berrotaran, Josef (Capitan)
Persons: 
Fernandez Retanas, Juan (Capitan)
Persons: 
Galvez (Conde)
Persons: 
Casafuerte (Marques)
Persons: 
Ydiaques, Antonio
Persons: 
Estrada, Ygnacio Xavier
Persons: 
Palma, Blas
Persons: 
Hierro, Juan Manuel
Persons: 
Dios de Morales, Juan Jesus
Persons: 
Garfias, Bernardo
Persons: 
Moran, Joseph (Fray)
Places: 
Taraumara Alta
Places: 
Veracruz
Places: 
Durango
Places: 
Nueva Vizcaya
Places: 
Papigodu (Pueblo)
Places: 
Mexico
Places: 
Santa Fee (Villa)
Places: 
Nonohava
Places: 
Nueva Mexico
Ethnic Groups: 
Taraumares
Ethnic Groups: 
Apaches
Military Groups: 
Compania del Palacio
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 069 ff. 134-155
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 069 ff. 134-155
Language: 
Spanish
Notes: 
Copy of June 16, 1730 by fr. Moran, ff. 134-135 vizcaya desde el ano de 1730 hasta el 1771 inclusive, re-copied by Antonio Bonilla, Mexico 4 June, 1793
Reference Number: 
6900014
Rights: 
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