The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 28, July 1924 - April, 1925 Page: 62
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62 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Christians were certain of what they told them, because before
these three Spaniards and the negro arrived there, they had learned
that there was an Indian there, who had come thither from the
ships, and who had to return to them, as they told them many
times. They were much excited, and although they did not know
this from what then appeared; from what the Spaniards after-
ward told them in Culuacan this Indian was one of two or three
that Nufio de Guzman had left there, sick and exhausted.
From there these few Christians began to travel, with great joy
and hope, from the news they had of the Spaniards ahead; and the
Indians did nothing but talk to them of it, as something that gave
them pleasure, so that although they wished to hide their feelings,
they could not, and feared that at the frontier of the Christians,
they would mock their hopes.
From where it rained to the Christians there were a hundred
leagues or more, and from the pueblo of Corazones they always
kept along the coast, ten or twelve leagues inland. In those hun-
dred leagues they had food in some places, and in others much
hunger, with no food but the bark of trees and other roots; which
misfortune made them [the Indians] so rash-covered and feeble
that they were pitiable to see.
They said that the cause of this was that the Christians had
entered through there three times, and had taken away the people
and destroyed the pueblos. They were so frightened and timorous
that in those parts none dared appear openly; only one here and
another yonder; since the people were driven away to the thickets,
dwelling under small mats. Without peace they dared not plant.
Notwithstanding their great fear, they all came together to re-
ceive these few Christians, because they believed them holy and
divine beings; or men come from heaven.
So they carried them forward, and even the little mats they
had, (each was accustomed to have one rolled over his shoulder or
under his arm, because it is the bed on which he sleeps) they
brought to give them; and so they travelled; and where they ex-
Nebame settlement the river broke through a narrow pass in the moun-
t*ains, through which he could not take the horses. While at Yaquimi
he heard of another river (Rio Sonora) beyond.
Without having sufficient knowledge of the topography and ethnology
of the lower Yaqui to identify the site of Diego de Guzman's Yaquimi;
'I feel positive that it was well below the mouth of Rio Moctezuma; and
not above Tonichi.
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