Black Conquistadors: Armed Africans in Early Spanish America*

  title={Black Conquistadors: Armed Africans in Early Spanish America*},
  author={Matthew Restall},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={171 - 205}
“I, Juan Garrido, black resident [de color negro vecino] of this city [Mexico], appear before Your Mercy and state that I am in need of making a probanza to the perpetuity of the king [a perpetuad rey], a report on how I served Your Majesty in the conquest and pacification of this New Spain, from the time when the Marqués del Valle [Cortés] entered it; and in his company I was present at all the invasions and conquests and pacifications which were carried out, always with the said Marqués, all… Expand