Spanish presidios of the late eighteenth century in northern New Spain by Rex E. Gerald

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  • Provincias Internas (New Spain),
  • Southwest, New,
  • Mexico


  • Military bases -- Southwest, New -- History -- 18th century,
  • Spanish -- Southwest, New -- History -- 18th century,
  • Military bases -- Mexico -- History -- 18th century,
  • Provincias Internas (New Spain)

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 57-[60]

Book details

Statementby Rex E. Gerald.
SeriesMuseum of New Mexico. Research records,, no. 7
LC ClassificationsUA603 .G4
The Physical Object
Pagination59, [1] p.
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5619250M
LC Control Number68028082

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Today, we enjoy El Presidio San Agustín del Tucsón as a museum where reenactors recreate life on the Far Northern Frontier of New Spain. In the Spanish era, Tucson was remote.

Today, you could be standing in the middle of Death Valley, CA and be closer to “civilization” than the soldiers garrisoned at the Tucson Presidio. Inthe presidio was moved 30 miles up the Conchos to the pueblo of Julimes. After inspecting the northern frontier of New Spain the following year, the Marques de Rubí recommended that the presidio be returned to La Junta.

Inthe king of Spain issued an order to reestablish Presidio del Norte. Northern New Spain Spanish forays fueled by ambition for wealth, Crown’s need to expand its dominion, and a desire to convert the natives to Christianity.

After the discovery of silver in Zacatecas inthe Spanish no longer sought mythical cities of gold but turned to mining Mining operations attracted settlers from other parts of. After this route the Presidio San Saba remained open for another ten years but Spanish presidios of the late eighteenth century in northern New Spain book was abandoned as was the desire to fight and subdue the Comanche.

The Comanches and their empire continued in dominating the region up until late 19th century. So as I walked around and explored this Spanish fort from the mid 18th Century I saw it as a living. The Viceroyalty of New Spain (Spanish: Virreinato de Nueva España Spanish pronunciation: [birejˈnato ðe ˈnweβa esˈpaɲa] ()) was an integral territorial entity of the Spanish Empire, established by Habsburg Spain during the Spanish colonization of the covered a huge area that included much of North America, northern parts of South America and several Pacific Ocean.

In most cases, Spanish arms were necessary for the mission program to succeed, especially in northern New Spain, today's Greater Southwest and northern Mexico. Tierra de guerra (Land of War) were noted on Spanish maps as Apachería, Comanchería, Centro de Navajo, Tierra de los Yutas, and others.

Spanish Empire: Convict Voyages, s Christian G. De Vito In the second half of the eighteenth century the Spanish empire included the following territories: peninsular Spain; the North African military outposts of Ceuta, Melilla, Alhucemas and El Peñon de.

The emergence of the United States in the late eighteenth century, and 's Louisiana Purchase, led to a border dispute between the U.S. and Spain. Tensions between the two nations led to. Spanish North America wasn't as vast as it seemed on paper.

Despite establishing religious missions and presidios, the population in Spanish North America remained low. The French empire expanded in the early eighteenth century. The French tended to view North America as a place of cruel exile for criminals and social outcasts.

By the middle of the eighteenth century, due to - the slave population in - began to experience net population growth. Spanish ultimately sought to assimilate the native peoples into their civilization. 's efforts at religious conversion were more intensive here than in any other of their North American colonies.

In the late 18th century, the missions began to change. The Spanish crown had begun to view the missions as a drain on Spanish finances, as the missions had not grown enough to give the money back to Spain. Also maintaining presidios to protect the missions became too expensive. The Presidios of Alta California By Sasha Honig INTRODUCTION.

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The first Europeans to settle in the future U.S. spoke Spanish and the oldest existing American towns are Spanish: St. Augustine, Florida () and Santa Fe, New Mexico (). As this Library of Congress map shows, almost all the major towns and cities of California’s coast were originally settled as Spanish missions, from San Diego to Sonoma.

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Sometime in the late 18th century, Spain granted the extensive island then known as Santiago to a Friar Nicolas Balli, a Franciscan, and his nephew, Juan José Balli, who lived in the lower Río Grande.

The grant covered the entire island, the northern half owned by Padre Balli and the southern half by his nephew Juan José Balli. Apparently anxious to redeem his reputation, Rábago strengthened the fortifications in late by rebuilding the presidio of stone and renamed it the Real (Royal) Presidio de San Sabá.

But much more change was needed than the officer could provide. New Spain's northern frontier had a serious sag in it around the Great Plains.

By the end of the Spanish colonial period, Alta California had three more presidios (at Monterey, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara) and no fewer than twenty-one missions. In addition to the missions, where the Franciscans ministered to local converts, and the military presidios, small towns or.

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To maintain its imperial power in America, Spain built fortifications across the width of the continent. These outposts were established along Spanish borders from the late sixteenth century onwards to defend its interests against rival European powers and to suppress uprisings of the Native Americans and local population.

By the eighteenth century, Spain's defenses spread from the northern. The origin of presidial troops in New Spain goes back to the sixteenth century. A line of fortified outposts called presidios was constructed north of Mexico City by to contain raids by the Chichimeca Indians.

Two centuries later the line of presidios or forts moved into what is now the American Southwest and extended from Texas to California.

InKing Charles V of Spain had issued each pueblo in New Spain a land holding that was to be free from trespass and settlement by non-native peoples. The protected status of this land was reaffirmed several times by Spanish law during the late 18th century, and by Mexican law during the early 19th century.

The Spanish colonization of the Americas began under the Crown of Castile and spearheaded by the Spanish Americas were invaded and incorporated into the Spanish Empire, with the exception of Brazil, British America, and some small regions in South America and the crown created civil and religious structures to administer this vast territory.

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Native American - Native American - The American Revolution (–83): The discontentment caused by the Quebec Act contributed directly to a third 18th-century war of empire, the American Revolution (–83), in which 13 of the English colonies in North America eventually gained political independence.

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Possible Paradises. Anza blazed new roads to connect Sonora with Alta California which was a new target of Spanish colonization from the s through the end of the colonial period. Having laid out the sites for the future villa ’s presidio and mission, Anza is credited with the founding of San Francisco in Throughout the 17th century, many European countries sent explorers and settlers to America.

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He was an adventurer and geographer who did not want to go to the New World. His choice was the Orient, but he lost a drawing of lots. German-educated, Kino, who was of Italian descent, named the region “Pimería Alta”, and he established 24 missions in the Sonoran Desert region of northern New Spain during the late s.

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Augustine. MA thesis, Florida State University. Tallahassee. A new Europe in a New World: Hierarchy, continuity and change in the Spanish sixteenth century colonization of Hispaniola and Florida.

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