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Letters between Ugarte y Loyola, virrey (?), Urrea about land grants and pueblo formation for pacified Indians.

Serial Number: 
041-03251
Title: 
Letters between Ugarte y Loyola, virrey (?), Urrea about land grants and pueblo formation for pacified Indians.
Author(s): 
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo (Comandante)
Author(s): 
Urrea, Ignacio
Author(s): 
Virrey
Date: 
06-25-1788
Date: 
08-12-1788
Documentation: 
Chihuahua, Pitic (pueblo). June 25, 1788 - August 12, 1788. 10p. Letters. Originals, signed, copies.
Summary: 
Ugarte y Loyola relates peacefulness of reduced Indian tribes (Seris, Tepocas, Tiburones) near Pitic, reports bountiful crop produced by them. Suggests a suspension of rations, justifies suspension by advising government to give arable land to peaceful Indians. Given land, the Indians could grow their own food, and this would eliminate the expense of rations. Proposes establishment of Pueblo for these Indians, reasoning that 1) an official settlement would stabilize peace and 2) establish a long-term source of subsistence. In establishing such a Pueblo, an official should be sent into the field to organize Indian groups and learn their names. Ugarte y Loyola ends by expressing hope that future reduced tribes will follow this example. Virrey responds, enthusiastic. (S. Gibbs, March 1988)
Persons: 
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo (Comandante General)
Persons: 
Urrea, Ignacio de (Capitan)
Persons: 
Merinos, Manuel
Places: 
Pitic (Pueblo)
Places: 
Chihuahua
Ethnic Groups: 
Seris
Ethnic Groups: 
Tepocas
Ethnic Groups: 
Tiburones
First Location: 
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 128 ff. 426-431 exp. 4
Original Location: 
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 128 ff. 426-431 exp. 4
Language: 
Spanish
Reference Number: 
12800009
Rights: 
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