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PERPEPUG INDIANS. In the middle eighteenth century this band lived along the lower Rio Grande below the area of present Rio Grande City. The maps of Jiménez Moreno and G. Saldivar show them on the north bank of the river in what is now Zapata County, but the documents give only a general location. The name is said to mean "white heads," which suggests some distinctive form of head decoration, perhaps painting or a special kind of head dress.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Gabriel Saldivar, Los Indios de Tamaulipas (Mexico City: Pan American Institute of Geography and History, 1943).
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