CASAS MORADAS INDIANS
CASAS MORADAS INDIANS. The Casas Moradas (Spanish for "purple [or mulberry-colored] houses") are known only from a Spanish document of 1693 that lists them as one of fifty "nations" that lived north of the Rio Grande and "between Texas and New Mexico." This may be interpreted to mean the southern part of western Texas, since the document also mentions that the Apaches were at war with the groups named. The document further states that the Casas Moradas consisted of "four nations of the same name." Nothing further is known about them.
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