Tribute decrees for Ohuapan and Tecuiciapan
File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(7)
Scope and Contents
1557. A document of 4 leaves double-sided measuring 31.4 x 22 cm. Two similar decrees issued in Mexico City and signed by the second viceroy of New Spain, Luis de Velasco. They establish the tribute to be paid every eighty days by the indigenous people of the principal town of Ohuapan and its tributary Tecuiciapan to their caciques. On the verso side of each leaf are red and black native pictographic Nahuatl writing. These include place glyphs of the towns and the symbols which correspond to the tributes set. There is evidence that these were once part of a larger set or volume of documents that have since been dispersed.
- June 18, 1557
Language of Materials
Spanish and Nahuatl
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the original documents restricted. Please consult the physical copies in the Latin American Library office or consult the digital images in the Tulane Digital Library.
Box 1, Folder 7