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[Printed Edict from the Marques de Croix]

Description: Printed edict from the Marques de Croix to the Justicia de Laredo informing him, and the other parish priests and magistrates, of the importance of teaching Indians the Spanish language so that they can be taught Christianity.
Date: October 10, 1769
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Copy of Agreement with Paces and Lipan Indians]

Description: Copy of an agreement with Paces and Lipan Indians sent from the Conde de la Sierra Gorda to José González. There is only two pages of text with four blank pages following the Conde's signature.
Date: 1791-03~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Petition and Report from Justicias Mayores to the Viceroy]

Description: Petition and report from justicias mayores from five towns to the Viceroy of New Spain. The report tells of continued Indian invasions, and a request for more troops to guard the frontier.
Date: 1783-04~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree from Governor Diego de Lasaga]

Description: Orders from Diego de Lasaga to all settlers in Nuevo Santander to arm themselves against possible attacks by the Indians. The document itself has stains and slight tears along the edges of the paper.
Date: 1781-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Copy of an Official Communication from Nemesio Salsedo Regarding Military Actions]

Description: Copy of an official communication from Nemesio Salsedo giving notice that troops from Laredo and a large group of Lipans attacked Comanches. According to the rest of the document Salsedo requests that proper dispositions be taken to prevent further attacks and maintain peace with Indians to the North and West.
Date: 1804-09-20?
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Orders from José Ramón Bustamente]

Description: Copy of an official communication from Nemesio Salsedo giving notice that troops from Laredo and a large group of Lipans attacked Comanches. According to the rest of the document Salsedo requests that proper dispositions be taken to prevent further attacks and maintain peace with the Comanches.
Date: 1804-09-20?
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Two Announcements from José Ramón Díaz de Bustamente]

Description: Two documents from José Ramón Díaz de Bustamente calling the province to arms in case the insurrection were to spread into Nuevo Santander; de Bustamente says Indians are to have a bow and 50 arrows apiece. He also calls on parish priests to animate the Indians to the Spanish cause instead of the insurrection.
Date: 1810-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Report from José Lafuente Concerning a Murder]

Description: Report by José Lafuente concerning the murder of a man named Pedro Arroyos by an Indian named Marcos from San Antonio; included in this document are testimonies of the incident. There are various signatures from Spanish officials acknowledging the testimonies.
Date: 1809-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Printed Decree from the Viceroy]

Description: Printed decree from Viceroy Güemez referencing a decree from November 14, 1791 permitting Juan de Aguilar, an Indian from Pueblo de Mitla to go to Spain for commercial reasons. According to the decree the Viceroy may give permissions like this, for a limited time, in the future.
Date: May 17, 1792
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Manuel de Escandón]

Description: Message from Manuel de Escandón saying that no peace should be made with the Indians once a war has begun. The document has multiple signatures from Spanish officials acknowledging their having received the message.
Date: 1793-10~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Document Discussing Stolen Animals]

Description: Document outlining the return of stolen animals to Monclova. According to the text Gregorio Garcia is empowered to take animals stolen by the Indians back to Monclova; he claims that José María Treviño has one of the animals.
Date: 1829-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Statement from the Laredo Ayuntamiento]

Description: Statement from the Laredo ayuntamiento concerning problems with the Lipan and Comanche Indians. There is a note saying that this is a copy of the original document for archival purposes.
Date: 1824-03~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Notebook of Correspondence with Authorities]

Description: Notebook containing correspondence with the governor and other authorities. Much of the information concerns Indian raids and daily information in Laredo.
Date: 1836
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Journal entry by Henry S. Moore, August 11, 1871]

Description: Journal entry by Henry Moore. Mentions trading, camping, and traveling through the countryside into Oklahoma and Chickasaw territory.
Date: August 2, 1871
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Account of Wallace Family History]

Description: This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. In this document, Moore discusses the Wallace family education and military history. Moore states that most of the family went to school with slaves or with freed African Americans.Moving from the family's educational history, he notes the wars that the Wallace men fought in, details the campaign to North Georgia to fight the Indians, and recalls an incident which occurred travelling to Georgia on the Mississippi River. Israel Moore, John Wallace, and Raby Herrell fought in this campaign. The document is undated. It is damaged on the edges of the letter and some of the words are missing due to the damage.
Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B. Moore
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Brochure Concerning Immigration to Texas, December 1831]

Description: Copy of transcript for a brochure concerning immigration to Texas. The brochure describes the social, economic and physical characteristics of Texas; its political relationship to Mexico; and the terms of immigration.
Date: December 1831
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

The Indians of The Big Bend Country

Description: This is a research paper written by Nancy Edwards for an American History Class at Marfa High School in April 1968. The paper discusses the various tribes in west Texas and how they lived, artifacts found in pueblos and caves, historical descriptions of early Spanish interactions with the tribes, and relationships between the tribes. It covers popular legends of some tribes and legends surrounding the Marfa Lights.
Date: April 1968
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Indian Mummy

Description: This is a research paper for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967. It describes the discovery of two mummified Indian babies from 1200 or earlier, found near Pinto Canyon in 1952. It describes how they were preserved. One was sent to the Smithsonian Institute and the other was on display at a local motel. The paper also mentions other artifacts found in the cave.
Date: 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library