Martín Cacçol, 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. Luckily, several served as witnesses after the Expedition returned to New Spain. Martín Cacçol was a native of Mexico City. He accompanied fray Marcos de Niza when the priest was ordered to return to Mexico City in August 1540.

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
1506
AGE-1540
32
Age Set
25-35
Birthplace
Country of Origin
Mexico
Place of Birth (City/Town)
Mexico City
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Federal District of Mexico
Died on the Expedition?
No
Last Known Location
Mexico City
Indigenous Social Status
Unknown
Residence After Expedition
Mexico City
References-Documentary

1540-1550:

AGI, Justicia, 258, pieza 1, “Visita hecha al Virrey, 1544” [yndio de mexico] [38 years old] [Caçol went to Cíbola, returned south with Marcos de Niza in 1540] [says 204 Indians from México went on expedition and an unknown number from Santiago] [says Lorenzo de Tejada talked with the principales and asked whether any Indians would go on the expedition] [refers to the following principales of México: don Pedro que es ya muerto y Juan Tecçane del barrio de San Juan y Martín Xalacate del barrio de Santa María]