The Persistence of Nahua Culture

“Juliana's Property Claims,”
from E. Eugène Goupil. Documents pour servir à l'histoire du Mexique
Paris: E. Leroux, 1891
[Ink and watercolor on amatl; 1576]

The document representing Juliana's claims combines genealogy and depictions of the disputed items. Juliana appears at top right followed by her deceased husband, son, and grandson; Pedronilla is linked only to her son.

In written testimony in the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico, Juliana declares that she inherited the properties and goods from her parents and the properties were not her husband's to bequeath to their son. She further notes that had her son not died, he would have inherited the properties now in dispute. The case was ultimately decided in Juliana Tlaco’s favor.

Newberry Library: Ayer 507 .B6 1891

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