Andrés, 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. Andrés was a native of Coyoacán (Federal District of Mexico) and along with Gaspar and Antón, was encountered by the Espejo expedition of 1583 living at the Zuni Pueblo of Halona in western New Mexico. They were just some of the central Mexican Natives who remained behind when the Expedition returned to New Spain.

Country of Origin
Place of Birth (City/Town)
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region)
Federal District
Died on the Expedition?
Last Known Location
Halona, Zuni Pueblo, NM
Indigenous Social Status
Residence After Expedition
Halona, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico


Hammond and Rey, Narratives of the Coronado Expedition [p.186: at Halona in 1583 (this may be the Andrés mentioned by Jaramillo and may have been a Tarascan living at a community at Coyoacán); p.225:Andrés (from Coyoacán), Gaspar (from México), and Antón (from Guadalajara) at Zuni pueblos]