PATACAL INDIANS. The Patacal (Patcal, Pasteal-misreading of Patcal) Indians appear to have ranged over northeastern Coahuila and perhaps the adjoining part of Texas in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. In 1727 it was recorded that Patacal Indians had been at San Juan Bautista Mission near the site of present-day Guerrero in northeastern Coahuila but had withdrawn and moved southward. They were probably Coahuiltecan in speech.
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