- Annual Meeting
- Get Involved
BAPACORA INDIANS. This poorly documented Indian group, evidently not the same as the Bacora Indians, was first recorded as living in northern Coahuila more or less due north of modern Monclova and not far from the Rio Grande. In some secondary sources, through clerical error, the names Bapacora and Pinanaca were combined to give the hybrid name, Bapacorapinanaca. The Bapacoras also seem to have ranged northward across the Rio Grande, for in 1693 Joseph Francisco Marn entered their name on a long list of Indian groups said to be living north of the Rio Grande in what is now western Texas. At that time, according to Marn, all of these groups were being threatened by Apaches. The most likely Texas location of the Bapacoras in 1693 would be in the Eagle Pass-Del Rio area. What language they spoke is not known.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:William B. Griffen, Culture Change and Shifting Populations in Central Northern Mexico (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1969). Charles W. Hackett, ed., Historical Documents Relating to New Mexico, Nueva Vizcaya, and Approaches Thereto, to 1773 (3 vols., Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1923–37).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Thomas N. Campbell, "BAPACORA INDIANS," accessed August 17, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmb17.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.