KONKONE INDIANS. In the latter part of the seventeenth century, according to records of the La Salle expedition, the Konkone (Komkome, Konkome, Korkone) Indians seem to have ranged an inland area somewhere north or northeast of Matagorda Bay, possibly near the Brazos River. It has long been assumed that this name is a variant of the name Tonkawa, but this identification rests solely on the similarity of sounds in certain variants of the names. It is true that groups considered to be Tonkawan in affiliation were in or near this area, but during the same period Spanish records indicate that the "Tanquaay" Indians lived much farther north. The question of Konkone identity is still open.
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