The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912 Page: 95
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Revolt of the Pueblo Indians of New; Mexico in 1680
Extractos, Davis's principal source, contain only summaries or
fragments of documents selected from the whole mass of originals,
and in bulk are only one-eighth or one-tenth as full as the orig-
inals, while the selection is not always the best.'
With these and other available materials at my disposal, my
ultimate purpose is to give a fuller and more critical account of
the revolt as well as of the reconquest than either Davis or Ban-
croft were able to give with the sources at their command. 'The
aim of this paper, however, which is only a portion of a larger
and as yet incomplete monograph, is to tell only the story of the
organization and the outbreak of the revolt, together with the
defensive measures at once adopted by the Spaniards. It is not
purposed even to discuss, except in a summary and by no means
final manner, the actual conditions of the province at the time
of the revolt, nor the causes and events leading up to the out-
break. The sources used in this paper consist largely of the orig-
inal autos, as described above, for the period from August 9,
1680, to the 21st of that month. Some, however, dated as late as
the winter of 1680-1681, at which time Otermin was attempting a
reconquest of the province, have also been used. Other materials
have been secured from the Bancroft Collection. To a few docu-
ments for the period known to exist I have not yet had access,
but hope that they may be available for the revised and completed
That period of New Mexican history which may be called the
era of discovery and exploration lasted from 1540 to 1596.8 Dur-
1My knowledge of the Extractos is based on the copy contained in the
Bancroft Collection, at the University of California, and on the notes
given by Bancroft and Bandelier. The title of these documents, as given
by Bancroft, is Oter in, Extractos de Doe. Hist. N. Mex., sacados de los
autos existentes en el oficio del Supremo gobierno de esta corte, que sobre
el Levantamiento del ano de 1680 formo Don Antonio de Otermin, gober-
nador y capital general del mismo reino (Bancroft, Arizona and New
'See the catalogue of the Bandelier Collection, in the Report of the U. S.
Commission to the Columbian Historical Exposition at Madrid, 1892-98,
pp. 305-326. Some of these are apparently documents contained in the
autos at my disposal. See also Bandelier's "Bibliographical Introduction,"
cited above, pp. 20-22, for other sources.
For the facts in this general summary of New Mexican history from
1540 to 1680 I am indebted largely to the following works: Bancroft,
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