Revolt of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Otermin's Attempted Reconquest 1680-1682

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Author: Hackett, Charles Wilson (1888-1951)

Year: 1970

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Place: Albquerque


2 volumes: ccx+262 pages; xii+430 pages with map, glossary and index. Quarto (10 1.2" x 7 1/4") bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Translations by Charmion Clair Shelby. Volumes VIII and IX of the Coronado Cuarto Centennial Publications. Second edition.

In 1680 the Tewa Indian medicine man Pope led a massive revolt that organized all South-western pueblos for the overthrow of the Spaniards in New Mexico. Pope killed his own son-in-law to prevent plans from being revealed. The revolt was the most successful uprising in Indian history. All Spaniards, at least 2,800, under Governor Antonio de Otermin were driven from New Mexico when they lost the siege of Santa Fe. The refugees regrouped ion the vicinity of El Paso. There they collected scores of depositions and other documents for a full report to the Viceroy in Mexico City. In the winter of 1681-83, Otermin led an attempt to reconquer the lost province. His forces were too weak, and again he retreated. More long reports were written and sent to the viceroy. Not until 1692 was New Mexico reconquered, by an expedition led by Diego de Vargas. These two volumes tell the whole history of 1680-82 in complete detail. In a 192 page scholarly introduction, Hackett describes the intrigues and skirmishes of the revolt, the tragic retreat down the Rio Grande, and the attempted reconquest. The first volume concludes with 108 contemporary documents describing the rebellion and the retreat. The second volume gives a full account of the attempted reconquest, in the complete text of 107 more documents. The skillfully translated papers includes letters, testimony, depositions, autos, battle reports, official orders, muster rolls, lists of equipment, and proclamations. Hackett gathered all pertinent documents from scattered archives. The sheer mass of contemporary material is tremendous. The work of collecting, editing, and translation is a monument to precise scholarship.


Jackets edge worn with some closed tears and chips, number written on both volume I and II on jackets. A very good set in like jackets.

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