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Fray Antonio de San Buenaventura Olivares al virrey. Brief description of Indians of Texas.

Serial Number: 
210-00019
Title: 
Fray Antonio de San Buenaventura Olivares al virrey. Brief description of Indians of Texas.
Author(s): 
San Buenaventura Olivares, Antonio de (Fray)
Date: 
00-00-1716
Documentation: 
N.p. n.d. Copy.
Summary: 
Brief account of Indians of provincia of Texas, of whom the Spanish have encountered 50 naciones, noting- their dress; receptiveness to Spanish language/religion; presence of valuable minerals among them; absence of ydolatria formal although hechiceros, curanderos present; hunting activities especially buffalo; production of tanned deer hides which they trade to Spaniards; absence of drunkenness among them, which Olivares notes may be due to fact that no hay Magueyes en abundancia, o porque ygnoran el modo de cultivarlos (pg.119); dances to celebrate ware victories, which often cause trouble among them; ceremonial use of Peyote que usan Por bebida del Peiotte y de otras yerbas que suelen causas turbacion en los sentidos de que procede el vervisiones, y fantasmas (pg. 119). (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons: 
San Buenaventura Olivares, Antonio de (Fray)
Places: 
Texas (Provincia, Also Called Asinay)
Ethnic Groups: 
Texas
First Location: 
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 008 pp. 117-120
Original Location: 
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
Language: 
Spanish
Rights: 
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