Gaspar, 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. Gaspar was a native of Mexico City (Federal District of Mexico) and along with Andrés 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. By the time Oñate arrived to settle New Mexico in 1598 Gaspar had died, leaving two sons.

Country of Origin
Place of Birth (City/Town)
Mexico City
Date of Death
by 1598
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
Name of Spouse
?a Zuni woman
Name of Children
Alonso and another son


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]

After 1590:

Hammond and Rey, Oñate [p.395: 1598-Gaspar is dead; had two sons, one is Alonso]