don Alonso, indio

Brief Biography: 
The indios amigos were not listed on the 1540 muster but many were present. They also rarely appear as individuals in the documentary record. Don Alonso was a native of Pátzcuaro (modern state of Michoacán) and a principal among his people.
Title: 
don
Gender: 
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Mexico
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Michoacán
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
Pátzcuaro
Last Known Location: 
Pátzcuaro, Mexico
Indigenous Social Status: 
Principal
References-Documentary: 

1540-1550:

AGI, Justicia, 263, Pieza 1 [1546-1547, de parte witness, reverendo padre Juan Vanegas tells several interesting things] [he says “ciertos yndios fueron de la ciudad de mechuacan a la dicha jornada entre los quales fue por principal de ellos un don Alonso el qual con los demas contaban y dezian haber sydo muy bien tratados en la dicha jornada e don García López de Cárdenas dixo a este testigo que el tuvo al dicho don alonso y otros yndios y que les hizo todo buen tratamiento”]; [witness Francisco Troche tells that don Alonso was principal de Patzcuaro];

López Sarrelangue, La Nobleza Indígena [p.248: this don Alonso may be don Alonso Tuco, who participated in the Guzmán entrada in 1530 and in 1549 was listed as a regidor, principal and pariente of don Alonso Tiziméngari];

?AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD72, Real Audiencia, Mercedes, vol.2, exp. 17, 1542 [frame 22: licencia to don Alonso, cacique de Yçaiçar ? to ride a horse (no reference to Tierra Nueva, December 22, 1542)]