PASTATE INDIANS. The name Pastate occurs only in a document of 1748, which lists the tribes of central and eastern Texas who had requested that missions be founded on the San Gabriel River (in the vicinity of present Rockdale). The recognizable names on this list indicate tribes of diverse linguistic affinity-Atakapan, Caddoan (including both Caddo and Wichita groups), Karankawan, and Tonkawan. To which of these linguistic groups the Pastate Indians belonged cannot be determined. It is possible that the Pastates are the same as the Postito Indians, who were apparently Coahuiltecans from west of San Antonio, but no recognizable Coahuiltecan group name appears on this list of Indian petitioners.
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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, "Pastate Indians," accessed April 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmp40.
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