The Land of Nayarit: An Account of the Great Mineral Region South of the Gila River and East From the Gulf of California to the Sierra Madre (Classic Reprint)

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In the Historia del Nayarit, being a description of "The Apostolic Labors of the Society of Jesus in North America," embracing particularly that portion surrounding the Gulf of California, from the Gila River on the north, and comprising all the region westward from the main summits of the Sierra Madre, which history was first published in Barcelona in 1754, and was written some years earlier by a member of the order, Father Jose Ortega, being a compilation of writings of other friars - Padre Kino, Padre Fernanda Coasag, and others - there appear many interesting accounts of rich mineral regions in the provinces described, the mines of which were then in operation, and had been during more than a century preceding, constantly pouring a great volume of metallic wealth into that flood of precious metals which Mexico sent across the Atlantic to enrich the royal treasury of imperial Spain and filled to bursting the capacious coffers of the Papacy. The Spanish archives of the three provinces included in the Tierra del Nayarit - Sonora, Sinaloa and Lower California (including that part of Arizona south from the Gila River) - all go to show that from the early Spanish occupation of the region, in 1630 or thereabouts, the region was richly productive in gold and silver, and historians later than Padre Kino - Humboldt, Velasco, Ward, and others - all present elaborate accounts of the mineral resources of the great region, the teeming virgin wealth that there lay in the bosom of Mother Earth, and the energy and activity displayed in all quarters in its exploitation. Humboldt, viewing the region with the eye of the scientist, pronounced it the

"Treasure House of the World."

Receiving one-fifth of all the gold and silver produced, the royal Spanish Crown extended throughout the entire region the most complete and perfect protection. Presidios (military posts) with strong garrisons were scattered through the land, and all the highways and avenues of traffic were constantly patrolled in force. Everywhere were peace and prosperity - prosperity for the proud priest and haughty hidalgo, but toil and poverty for the masses. The conquerors had enslaved the native population, and by their ill-requited labor, wrung from them with cruelty and contumely, or tricked from them with the consolations of an alien religion to a belief in which their fathers had been converted by a liberal application of sword and fagot, employing crude and primitive processes that with free labor could not be profitably employed save in reduction of the very richest ores (which was even then true to a great extent), during two centuries they poured forth an

Undiminished Stream of Riches.

Throughout the entire region extensive abandoned mine workings, the ruins of large towns, many now silent and deserted, and ruins of churches and missions, scattered along all the routes of travel, attest that the country supported a large population and that the industry of mining was extensive and actively prosecuted. Every few leagues along the river valleys are to be seen old churches, some of them yet standing and in use, presenting various stages of dilapidation and decay, while of others naught remains but a few crumbling walls. Yet all these were once surrounded by seats of population numbering thousands, supported by surrounding mines and the allied industries of primitive times.

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