Plains of Blood
The town of Janos is named after the Janos people, the indigenous inhabitants of the area. The Janos did not survive contact with the Spanish and are now extinct.
Franciscan missionaries built a mission here in 1640, called Soledad de Janos. The mission was destroyed in indigenous revolts.
The area around Janos is mountain forest, so Janos also has a large lumber mill producing timber and wood products. The woodlands also offer excellent game, so there are also
hunters, trappers and skinners who hunt in the forests and visit the town regularly to trade furs and meat, and to enjoy “civilization.” The population including the surrounding woodlands hovers around 1000 people.