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Nentvig's Map of Sonora and Areas North — Endsheets
Preface — ix
Biographical Sketch of Juan Nentvig — xix
Nentvig's Letter to Zeballos — xxiii
A Description of Sonora
—Its Name, Location, and Boundaries — 3
—Its Latitude and Longitude — 5
On the Rivers and Brooks of Sonora
—The Yaqui River and Its Tributaries — 7
—Of Other Rivers and Creeks — 9
—The Gila and the San Pedro Rivers — 12
—The Colorado River — 16
Mountains, Climate, and Fertility of the Soil
—Mountain Ranges — 20
—Fertility of the Soil — 22
—The Climate — 24
—Pertaining to Cattle and Its Breeding — 27
—Wild Beasts Found in the Province — 28
—Insects and Disgusting Creatures — 31
—The Birds — 34
Native Flora
—Fruits — 36
—Medicinal Products — 43
Indian Tribes of Sonora
—Their Language, Nature, Intellectual
Capacity, and Distinctive Traits — 54
—Their History, Idolatry, and Sorcery — 57
—Superstitions, Omens, and Credulities — 59
—Rites, Customs, and Ceremonies — 60
—War Practices, Ceremonies, and Rituals — 63
—Treatment of Wounds — 66
Tribes of Sonora
—Opatas, Eudebes, and Jovas — 67
—Pimas Altos and Bajos — 70
—The Seris and Their Confederates — 74
—The Apaches, Ancient Scourge of Sonora — 81
The Jesuit Missions
—San Francisco de Borja Rectorship — 83
—The Rectorship of Santos Mártires
del Japón — 86
—The Rectorate of San Francisco Javier — 95
—The Rectorate of Pimeria Alta
(Nuestra Señora de los Dolores) — 98
—Depopulated Indian Settlements — 102
The Missions and Government
—The Missions, Their Churches, Furnishings,
Worship, and Teachings — 108
—Ecclesiastical and Civil Governments — 110
Settlements
Preamble — 116
—Mining Camps and Settlements
of Spaniards — 116
—The Royal Presidios and Intermediate
Villages — 124
—Curacies: Their Vast Size and
Places of Worship — 130
How to Punish the Enemy and Prevent
the Ruin of Sonora — 133
Bibliography — 137
General Index — 145
Index of Fauna, Flora, and Ailments — 155

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