First Magdalena massacre

The First Magdalena massacre was an attack by Seri Native Americans against the Spanish mission village of Magdalena de Kino, in the present day northern Mexico. The attack occurred on November 3, 1757 and was the first of two massacres at the town. The second attack came almost exactly nineteen years later in November, 1776. Not much is known except for the deaths of thirty-one men, women and children, as well as Jesuit missionaries.

First Magdalena massacre
LocationMagdalena de Kino, Sonora, New Spain
Modern Day: Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico
DateNovember 3, 1757
Attack type
Mass murder

See alsoEdit


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  3. Dobyns, Henry F., 1976, Spanish Colonial Tucson. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. (ISBN 0-8165-0546-2).
  4. Drachman, Roy P., 1999, From Cowtown to Desert Metropolis: Ninety Years of Arizona Memories. Whitewing Press, San Francisco. ISBN 1-888965-02-9.