MATUCAR INDIANS. The name Matucar, along with such recognizable variants as Matoca, Matocar, and Matuicar, has been found in the baptismal, marriage, and burial registers of San Antonio de Valero Mission of San Antonio. Four register entries for the years 1730–33 are involved, all connected with the same individual, an adult male Matucar. No clues to the aboriginal location or to the language of the Matucar have been found in other documents. J. R. Swanton listed the Matucars among groups he thought might have spoken the Coahuilteco language, but this must be regarded as unconfirmed speculation. Although the names are similar, the Matucars of Valero Mission do not seem to be in any way related to the Matucapams recorded in 1757 as a remnant Indian group of central Tamaulipas.
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, "Matucar Indians," accessed April 29, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmm40.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles