PRIETO INDIANS. These Coahuiltecan Indians are known through a single report (1794) from Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga Mission near Goliad. In this report they are identified as a subdivision of the Aranama Indians, and it is said that at that time only twelve remained. The name, which is Spanish for "dark ones," suggests that they may have had a darker skin color than other Aranamas, but it may also refer to some distinctive style of body painting.
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