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Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
Summer 2009 - Volume 21 - Number 2
The Tlaxcalan Indians from Tlaxcala, Mexico were crucial to Cortez' victory over the Aztec Empire in 1521.
The Tlaxcalans were awarded "special rights and privileges" by the Spaniards.
Many Tlaxcalteca Indians accompanied the Spanish conquistadores north to New Mexico as soldiers and servants.
The Tlaxcaltecas valued turquoise as they used it for their religious rites;
and although this mineral is not found in mesoamerica, they found it in New Mexico.
They brought with them their weaving skills and eventually settled in the Analco District of Santa Fe before 1610.
My ancestors, the Britos, were Tlaxcalan Indians who became a part of the Trampas Land Grant in 1751.
Nuestras Raices Journal
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Click here to see a powerpoint based on the article.
This powerpoint was presented at the Cosecha 2009 Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The oldest house in New Mexico is believed to be the house of Juan de Leon Brito.
Picture from website: Santa Fe, NM: Oldest U.S. Capital
What do we know about Analco and the original settlers of this barrio of Santa Fe?
Here are some quotes I have found in my research.
Atlixco is the old Nahuatl name for Atrisco, New Mexico.
Is it coincidence that both Anaclo and Atrixco are Nahuatl words?
Atlixco Report revised August 2011.
One of my ancestors Juan de Leon Brito was a Tlaxcalan Indian from the Analco barrio of Santa Fe NM.
New lines of research for Tlaxcalans include the seven caves, the migration of the 400 families,
the places they colonized in Mexico, Texas, and New Mexico,
including Santa Fe [Analco] , Albuquerque [Atrixco] and Las Cruces,
the 100 families with Onate saying they were passing the site of the seven caves,
the matachines dances, chocolate at Chaco Canyon,
and now Aztlan and the Aztec calendar are entering the picture.
Click here to see my research notes for Juan Brito and Antonia Ursula Duran
Draft by Stanley A Lucero
Summer 2009 GSHA Nuestras Raices
Source: Rosalba Delgadillo Torres
Cosecha Conference in Albuquerque, NM November 2009
Source: Charles Gibson
Genealogy Conference, Milpitas, CA March 6, 2010
La Secretaría de Educación Pública
Tlaxcalan Migration families
Source: Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Tlaxcalan Indian regufees from New Mexico
By Margo Tamez, Ph.D.
By Tomas Martinez Saldana
By Tomas Martinez Saldana
Research by Stanley A. Lucero 2011
Page 510, The New Handbook of Texas Volume 6
8 great grandparents
Juan Brito [1650-]
Antonia Ursula Duran [1650-]
7 great grandparents
Juan de Leon Brito [1672 New Mexico - 1729 Santa Fe]
Maria de los Reyes Granillo [1652 - 1732 Santa Fe]
Married 1694 Santa Fe
6th great grandparents
Juan de Arguello [1694 Zacatecas - 1789 Trampas]
Juana Gregoria Brito [1699 New Mexico - 1789 Trampas]
Married 1715 Santa Fe
5th great grandparents
Luis Francisco de Leyva [1711 New Mexico- 1733 Trampas]
Juana Gertrudis de Arguello [1716 New Mexico - 1781 Trampas]
Married 1731 Santa Fe
4th great grandparents
Salvador Antonio Leyba [1745 Santa Fe - 1815 Trampas]
Maria Rosalia Antonia Martin [1754 Chimayo - Died in Trampas]
Married 1773 Picuries
3rd great grandparents
Nicolas Tolentino de los Dolores Leyba [1789 Trampas - ]
Maria Dolores Baca [1797 - ]
Married 1819 Santa Cruz
Picture of Las Trampas Church
by Raymond Kelso [March 2007]
October 2, 2013