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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)
Author(s): 
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)
Persons: 
Rivera, Pedro de (Brigadier)
Persons: 
Ortega, Joseph de (Fray)
Persons: 
Covarrubias, Urbano de (Fray)
Persons: 
Santos, Juan (Rey del Nayarit)
Persons: 
Valderrama, Juan Thomas de
Places: 
Nayarit
Places: 
Colotan
Places: 
Zacatecas
Places: 
Mesa del Tonati (Adolatorio)
Ethnic Groups: 
Nayaritas
Ethnic Groups: 
Coras
Ethnic Groups: 
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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