Barraza Family Genealogy Forum
Professor Susan Deeds (Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff) has recently published a book on the Indians of Nueva Vizcaya entitled “Defiance and Deference in Mexico’s Colonial North: Indians Under Spanish Rule in Nueva Vizcaya.” It’s a fascinating book and everyone with ancestors in Durango or Chihuahua should read it.
In her book, Prof. Deeds makes several references to Captain Juan de Barraza who was instrumental in quashing several Indian uprisings in the 1630’s and 1640’s. Captain Barraza was based first at the Presidio of Tepehuanes and later at the Presidio of Mapimi.
Has anyone succeeded in identifying the descendants of Captain Barraza?
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