GUASA INDIANS. The status of the Guasa (Guaser, Guaza, Guesa, Huasa) Indians in Texas is far from clear. In a Spanish missionary report of 1691 a group identified as Guaza was reported as living about eighty leagues southwest of the Hasinai Caddos. This name did not appear again in documents until the second half of the eighteenth century, when the Guasa Indians were identified as enemies of the Comanches and also as trading with various Indian groups in northeastern Texas. These Guasa Indians seem to have been the Osage Indians, who at that time were ranging from western Missouri into eastern Kansas and Oklahoma. At present it is not possible to link the Guazas of 1691 with the Guasas of the late eighteenth century.
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