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Indians had been at San Juan Bautista Mission near the site of present-day Guerrero in northeastern Coahuila but had withdrawn and moved southward.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.
Manuel Orozco y Berra, Geografía de las lenguas y carta etnográfica de México (Mexico City: J. M. Andrade y F. Escalante, 1864). John Wesley Powell, Indian Linguistic Families of America North of Mexico (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1966). Robert S. Weddle, San Juan Bautista: Gateway to Spanish Texas (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1968).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Thomas N. Campbell, "PATACAL INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmp43), accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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