don Alonso, indio

Brief Biography

The indios amigos were not listed on the 1540 muster but many were present. They also rarely appear as individuals in the documentary record. Don Alonso was a native of Pátzcuaro (modern state of Michoacán) and a principal among his people.

Title
don
Gender
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Mexico
Place of Birth (City/Town)
Pátzcuaro
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Michoacán
Last Known Location
Pátzcuaro, Mexico
Indigenous Social Status
Principal
References-Documentary

1540-1550:

AGI, Justicia, 263, Pieza 1 [1546-1547, de parte witness, reverendo padre Juan Vanegas tells several interesting things] [he says “ciertos yndios fueron de la ciudad de mechuacan a la dicha jornada entre los quales fue por principal de ellos un don Alonso el qual con los demas contaban y dezian haber sydo muy bien tratados en la dicha jornada e don García López de Cárdenas dixo a este testigo que el tuvo al dicho don alonso y otros yndios y que les hizo todo buen tratamiento”]; [witness Francisco Troche tells that don Alonso was principal de Patzcuaro];

López Sarrelangue, La Nobleza Indígena [p.248: this don Alonso may be don Alonso Tuco, who participated in the Guzmán entrada in 1530 and in 1549 was listed as a regidor, principal and pariente of don Alonso Tiziméngari];

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.2, exp. 17, 1542 [frame 22: licencia to don Alonso, cacique de Yçaiçar ? to ride a horse (no reference to Tierra Nueva, December 22, 1542)]