Thanks. My novels are set in the late 1700s so the mixture of ethnic groups had widened. The true-blood Spaniards still dominated but many of the subgroups had extensive mixture. Mestizos, half-bloods, included Spanish with Indian AND African blood strains.
I nice tidbit for all. "The famed description of Indians being "red skins" has an interesting basis. The Indians WERE NOT with a reddish tint to their natural skin. . The red skin of legend is a consequence of a dye made from a root, probably madder, known as puccoon, that stained the skin. The red dye was mixed with bear grease and clay cosmetics which functioned as sun blocks and insect blocks and protection from the cold in wintertime." Thanks to a poster on another writing forum.
One of the things my research uncovered that I NEVER heard of or read about growing up in Los Angeles was that a percentage of the Pobladores
who settled the area were of African/Indian blood.