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Land claim questionnaires from Acos district

[Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified], 1606


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Title and date from Swann Auction Galleries datasheet.

"Indian residents of the Acos district are asked to prove their claims that they have received their land from Inca royal Diego Yupanqui. The answers of 7 individuals to a battery of 14 questions are given. Many express anger at Francisco de Olarte, who was apparently angling to take possession of the land, and forcing the locals to work without pay. One accusation: "One day he went out to the plaza and said publicly in front of all of the Indians who had gathered at the parish church that all of those who were suing him were a bunch of Jews, and they should be paying him, and he should be able to live in Acos despite them."--Swann Auction Galleries datasheet.

Manuscript handwritten (script) in ink.





Landowners -- Peru -- Lima -- History; Land tenure -- Peru -- Lima -- History; Indians of South America -- Peru -- Lima -- History -- Sources; Incas -- History -- 17th century -- Sources; Questionnaires -- Peru -- Lima -- History; Acos (Lima, Peru) -- History -- Sources; Peru -- History -- To 1820