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Contents: The Province of Pánuco was a province of the Spanish colony of New Spain. It was probably discovered by Amerigo Vespucci in 1498, and later by Juan de Grijalva. It was located on the Mexican gulf coast centered on Santiestebán de Pánuco, from the river of Tuxpan and extending into the current state of Tamaulipas. Originally inhabited by Huastecs, it was claimed both by conquistador Hernán Cortés who sent Francisco de Montejo to claim the area and by Francisco de Garay, governor of Jamaica, who sent Alonso Alvarez de Pineda. The province was the object of a power struggle between supporters of Cortés and his opponents, first divided into encomiendas and allotted to Cortés supporters. In 1525 Nuño de Guzmán of the Anti-Cortés faction was appointed governor of Pánuco and he stripped Cortés' supporters of their encomiendas and undertook a policy of violent slave raids against the local Indians.
This book covers the times that Nuno de Guzman acted as governor of Panuco. Covers the following:
Geography and Preconquest History of The Panuco Area
Discovery and Conquest of Panuco
Developments in Panuco, 1523-1527
Early Career of Guzman and His Appointment of Governor of Panuco
Guzman as Resident Governor, 1527-1528: Part 1, Political and Military Affairs
Guzman as Resident Governor, 1527-1528 Part 2, Social, Religious and Economic Affairs
Guzman as Non-Resident Governor, His Second Residency in Panuco,1529-1533
The Trial (Residencia) of Guzman as Governor