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The Federico Gómez de Orozco Collection from UCLA's Clark Library

About this Collection

The Federico Gómez de Orozco collection contains manuscripts and maps dating from 1595-1829 regarding the Spanish settlement and colonization of California, New Mexico, and other portions of what was once New Spain. Most documents here were written by Franciscans and other European officials, and this collection includes detailed accounts of mission expansions in Alta and Baja California, as well as voyages made throughout Mexico in support of Spanish colonial rule and Christianization of native peoples.

This collection also includes various descriptions of interactions between Spanish officials and missionaries with local Indigenous communities, such as the Pima, Ute (Yuca), Comanche, Moqui, Navajo (Dine), and Kumeyaay (Diegueño). Within the collection, there are many accounts of successful Indigenous uprisings against European settlers.
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