MERACOUMAN INDIANS. The Meracouman (Meraquaman, Muracuman) Indians are known only from records of the La Salle expedition, which indicate that in the late seventeenth century these Indians lived north or northeast of Matagorda Bay, probably near the Colorado River. Although it has been argued that the Meracoumans were Karankawans, the only basis for this is that they probably lived in or near the area later occupied by groups designated by Spanish sources as Karankawan. Attempts to link the Meracouman Indians with tribes known both earlier (Maliacones) and later (Manico, Menenquen, and Merhuan Indians) are not convincing. The linguistic and cultural affiliations of the Meracouman Indians remain undetermined.
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