ORANCHO INDIANS. This name appears on a long list of Indian groups from which Juan Domínguez de Mendoza expected to receive delegations in 1684, when he was in the western part of the Edwards Plateau. Sound correspondences in names suggest linkage with Uracha Indians, a band recorded (1764) in baptismal records of San Antonio de Valero Mission at future San Antonio. Nothing further is known about the identity of either group. J. R. Swanton listed the Urachas as probably Coahuiltecan in speech, but no evidence has been found that supports this assessment.
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