Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1970. Second Printing. 2 volume set. 262,430pp. Quartos [27 cm] Burgundy cloth with the titles gilt stamped on the backstrips. The jackets are price clipped otherwise this set is near fine in like jackets. Coronado Historical Series Volumes VIII and IX. Item #2296
In 1680 the Tewa Indian medicine man Pope led a massive revolt that organized all South western pueblos for the overthrow of the Spaniards in New Mexico. pope killed his own son-in-law to prevent plans from being revealed. The revolt was the most successful uprising in Indian history. All Spaniards, at least 2,800, under Governor Antonio de Otermin were driven from New Mexico when they lost the siege of Santa Fe. The refugees regrouped in the vicinity of El Paso. There they collected scores of depositions and other documents for a full report to the viceroy in Mexico City. In the winter of 1681-82, Otermin led an attempt to reconquer the lost province. His forces were too weak and again he retreated. More long reports were written and sent to the viceroy. Not until 1692 was New Mexico reconquered, by an expedition led by Don Diego de Vargas. These two volumes tell the whole history of 1680-82 in complete detail.