TEROCODAME INDIANS. In the latter part of the seventeenth century the Terocodame (Codam, Hieroquodame, Oodame, Perocodame, Teroodam) Indians, who were Coahuiltecans, lived on both sides of the Rio Grande near the site of present Eagle Pass. In 1700 San Francisco Solano Mission was built within their favorite settlement area, and the whole band seems to have entered as a unit. The records of this mission suggest that the Terocodames constituted the dominant band in an incipient confederation of local bands. Some of the Terocodame Indians followed San Francisco Solano Mission when it was moved to San Antonio in 1718 and became known as San Antonio de Valero Mission. J. D. Forbes has questioned the identification of the Terocodame Indians as Coahuiltecan, but he presents no alternative linguistic identification.
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