Title:Copy of the statement rendered by the alcalde of Tucson, relative to the introduction of American beaver hunters to the Rio
Gila: Hermosillo, Mexico, 1911 Jan. 11
Typescript English translations, with numerous manuscript corrections, of original Spanish language documents concerning the
presence of American beaver traders along the Gila River in 1826. They include a general statement of findings (4 p.) by the
mayor of Tucson [Arizona], Ignacio Pacheco, and related correspondence (3 p.).
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St. Vrain, Ceran -- 1802-1870
Beaver trapping -- Gila River (N.M. and Ariz.)
Fur trade -- Gila River (N.M. and Ariz.)
Fur traders -- Gila River (N.M. and Ariz.)
Mexico -- History -- 19th century
Gila River (N.M. and Ariz.)
Copy of the statement rendered by the alcalde of Tucson, relative to the introduction of American beaver hunters to the Rio
Gila : Hermosillo, Mexico, 1911 Jan. 11, BANC MSS 2010/82, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Archives of the State of Sonora at Hermosillo (Book 42, Number 7, 1826).
In early November 1826, Ignacio Pacheco, the mayor of Tucson, reported that "the Gila Pimas, represented by a village governor
and two of his men, arrived at this presidio with news of sixteen foreigners bearing arms along the banks of their river."
The foreigners Pacheco referred to were a group of Anglo American trappers led by Ceran St. Vrain and William Sherley Williams,
better known to his fellow mountain men as Old Bill.
In English, translated from Spanish.
Forms part of the Hubert Howe Bancroft Collection.
BANC MSS 2010/82