- Get Involved
PAACHIQUI INDIANS. The Paachiqui (Paachique, Pacchiqui, Parchiqui) Indians are known only from the late seventeenth century, at which time they seem to have been a minor Coahuiltecan band that ranged the area southwest of present San Antonio between the Rio Grande and the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau. In 1690 the Paachiqui Indians were visited by Spaniards at a ranchería on the Nueces River, probably in the area of Dimmit or Zavala counties, where they were encamped with eight other Indian groups. The next year (1691) they were seen nearby on the Frio River, this time with twelve other groups. Thereafter nothing more is heard of them. It seems clear that the Paachiquis were not the same people as the Pachaque Indians of Coahuila.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Lino Gómez Canedo, ed., Primeras exploraciones y poblamiento de Texas, 1686–1694 (Monterrey: Publicaciones del Instituto Technológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 1968). Mattie Alice Hatcher, trans., The Expedition of Don Domingo Terán de los Ríos into Texas, ed. Paul J. Foik (Preliminary Studies of the Texas Catholic Historical Society 2.1 ). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). J. R. Swanton, Linguistic Material from the Tribes of Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1940).
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, "PAACHIQUI INDIANS," accessed July 20, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmp02.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.