Finding Aid to The Cipias and Ypotlapiguas MS.847

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
2012 December 12

Title: The Cipias and Ypotlapiguas
Identifier/Call Number: MS.847
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date: 1954
Abstract: Albert H. Schroeder was an archaeologist with the National Park Service at the Headquarters of the Southwest National Monuments at Globe, Arizona. This is a carbon copy of a typed manuscript by Schroeder entitled "The Cipias and Ypotlapiguas," which appeared in Arizona Quarterly, vol. 12, no. 2, 1956 Summer.
creator: Manso, Thomas
creator: Schroeder, Albert H.

Biographical Note

Albert H. Schroeder was a professional archaeologist for the National Park Service for thirty years, retiring in 1976 as chief interpreter for the Southwest region. He was also active in historical and archaeological professional societies, had a responsible role in the historic preservation of cultural sites, and taught fieldwork methodology. It is estimated that he produced nearly 200 articles, reports, reviews, and monographs during and after his active career.

Scope and Contents

This is a carbon copy of a typed manuscript entitled "The Cipias and Ypotlapiguas," which appeared in Arizona Quarterly, vol. 12, no. 2, 1956, Summer, written by Albert H. Schroeder. This manuscript is accompanied by a photo print of a hand-drawn map of Arizona, New Mexico, Chihuahua, and Sonora.
This is a translation into English of a document written in Spanish in 1646 by Franciscan friar Thomas Manso. It concerns what turned out to be a temporary incursion of Franciscan missionaries into northeastern Sonora in the first half of the seventeenth century, an incursion that brought them into contact with a group of Indians whom they labeled Cipias, who by another name are called Ymiris. Schroeder suggests these people may have been either Opata or Northern Piman Indians (O'odham) in the vicinity of modern-day Imuris, Sonora.

Preferred citation

The Cipias and Ypotlapiguas, 1954, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.847.

Processing history

Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 December 12, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).


Donated by Albert H. Schroeder, 1954.


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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Carbon copies
Indians of North America -- Missions -- Southwest, New
Opata Indians
Piman Indians