TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
VOL. XV OCTOBER, 1911 No. 2
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THE REVOLT OF THE PUEBLO INDIANS OF NEW MEX-
ICO IN 16801
CHARLES WILSON HACKETT
Since 1869, when W. W. H. Davis published his popular history
of 'The Spanish Conquest of New Mexico, practically no new light
has been thrown upon the events attending the revolt of the Pueblo
Indians of that province in 1680. For the preparation of that
part of his book dealing with this subject, Davis used principally
the Extractos of the original autos of the revolt and of the first
attempt at reconquest, which he found at Santa F6. But there
have recently come to light in the Mexican archives the originals
of the autos themselves, and a comparison of them with the Ex-
tractos shows that the latter are relatively very meager indeed.
This fact, together with the renewed and growing interest in the
history of the Southwest, is ample justification for studying anew
this important period in the Spanish regime in New Mexico.
The autos referred to consist of documents drawn up, in offi-
cial and authentic form during the progress of the revolt, the
defence byl the Spaniards, the retreat, the reorganization at
Paso del Norte (Juarez), and the reconquest. They comprise
1This paper was prepared in connection with Professor Bolton's seminar
in Southwestern History at Leland Stanford Junior University.
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