- Get Involved
PATAQUILLA INDIANS. For nearly a century it has been mistakenly believed that there was an Indian group of southern Texas known by the name Pataquilla. This Spanish name referred to a lake in the vicinity of present-day Panna Maria in Karnes County. Near the lake was a ranch operated by San Juan Capistrano Mission of San Antonio in the mid-eighteenth century. The ranch apparently received its name from the nearby lake. In documents the name Pataquilla is variously rendered as Pataguilla, Pataguiya, Patanya, Patauya, and Patoguilla. No Indians at San Juan Capistrano Mission, or anywhere else in Texas, were ever identified as Pataquilla. The error was initiated by an anonymous contributor to the Handbook of American Indians who assumed that the ranch received its name from an Indian group known as Pataquilla.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Peter P. Forrestal, trans., The Solís Diary of 1767, ed. Paul J. Foik (Preliminary Studies of the Texas Catholic Historical Society 1.6 [March 1931]). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Robert S. Weddle and Robert H. Thonhoff, Drama and Conflict: The Texas Saga of 1776 (Austin: Madrona, 1976).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
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, "PATAQUILLA INDIANS," accessed April 26, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmp94.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.