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Archivos de Laredo: Documentos Referentes a Los Indios

Description: Transcription of materials in both Spanish and English from the Laredo Archives, held by St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas; the documents contain information related to the activities of American Indians in Texas and Mexico during the late 1700s and early 1800s. A topical index starts on 88.
Date: 1998
Creator: Wood, Robert D.
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[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

[Census of Indians in Laredo]

Description: Census of Indians annexed to the City of Laredo, with various notes, including the men, women, and children. The document has a table at the top listing out the number of individuals, broken down by category, and a lengthy chart on page 2 with men's names listed.
Date: 1788-07~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[List of Testimonies from José González]

Description: Document sent from José González containing testimonies regarding a previous attack by Lipan Indians in Laredo on April 7, 1790. This document contains several signatures of witnesses acknowledging their respective testimonies.
Date: unknown
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