Andrés Hurtado Captain

Zia Woman

Juana Hurtado de Salazar


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1. Bartolomé Naranjo

2. Navajo Man

Juana Hurtado

  • Born: 1673, Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 1464
  • Marriage (1): Bartolomé Naranjo
  • Partnership (2): Navajo Man 1464

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Family Background. 509
Juana Hurtado is identified as a step daughter of Doña Bernardin de Salsa Orozco y Trujillo in 1692. She and her sister, María de Salazar came to live with Bernardina when Bernardina's father brought them from Zuñi Pueblo. Is is very likely that Juana and María were the daughters of Andrés Hurtado. Bernardina rasied them as if they were her own daughters.

Juana Hurtado was taken captive by the Zuñi at the time of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. She was half Zuñi, so she was probably consider part of the Zuñi people. She remained captive for the entire twelve year exile of the Spanish citizens from New Mexico. She was taken back by her brother Martín Hurtado in 1692 during Diego de Vargas's first expedition into New Mexico. With her were two girls and a boy. The youngest girl and the boy had been born while Juana Hurtado was at Zuñi Pueblo.

~Aquí Se Comienza, pgs. 51, 53 & 57

Juana Hurtado had a daughter whose father is not known. She is Bernadina Hurtado, named after Juana's step mother Doña Bernadina de Salas y Trujillo. This Bernadina Hurtado married José Salas about 1678.

Juana Hurtado first married a man whose surname was Naranjo in about 1677. Naranjo They had a daughter named María Naranjo who married Alejo Gutiérrez.

Juana's second husband was a man named Nevares, and she had no know children with him.

Juana's third husband was Juan de Ulibarrí who had been a captian and was made a general. Juan de Ulibarrí was made a general and conducted a campaign against the Indians on the Buffalo Plains. Again, there are no known children of this couple.

~Aquí Se Comienza, p. 62

• Family Background. 1464
According to The Witches of Abiquiu, pp. 33-34, Juana Hurtado, also know as "la Galvana" was born to a Zia Woman who was possibly a servant of her father, Andrés Hurtado who held the pueblo of Zia as an encomienda. It also says that she was taken captive by Navajos shortly before the Pueblo Revolt when she was only seven years old. Her brother ransomed her twelve years later, and she returned with two children fathered by an unknown Navajo man or men. Juana used her knowledge of the two Native cultures and the Spanish culture to become very successful in trade. Juana had a relationship when she returned with a Zia Man called Galván, with whom she had four more children. Due to her abilities as a trader she died a wealthy woman. The people of Zia were fond enough of her that when the alcalde, Ramon García, threatened to put her in stocks, they counter threatened to "move to the mesa tops rather than have (Juana Hurtado) mistreated."

Juana had a relationship with Navajo Man.1464

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