TETZINO INDIANS. This name is connected with a group of Indians who entered the San Antonio de Valero Mission in San Antonio about 1740. It has been argued that the Tetzinos were Tonkawan because they entered this mission along with other Indians considered to be Tonkawan in affiliation. This appears to be supported by linguistic evidence. The name Tetzino may be a Spanish distortion of Titskan (the Tonkawan name for themselves was Titskan watitch, "indigenous people").
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