The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 137
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Route of Cabeza de Vaca.
In 1750 they were known under the name of Borrados on the left
margin of the Bravo at Dolores, above where the town of Carrizo
now stands; some families of them being then congregated there
with others of the Carrizo tribe.6 When Escandon explored the
country along Rio Conchas from the south end of Sierra de Pamo-
ranes to the coast, a moderate day's ride, he found a congregation of
these Indians, under the name of Pintos (spotted), under the con-
trol of an Indian called Marcos, an "indio de razon," or converted
Returning to Cabeza at the village of the white Indians in the
vicinity of the present settlement called Bravo, let the thread of the
route be taken up.
Cabeza says: "Here we began to see mountains, and it seemed
that they came in succession from towards the Sea of the North;
and so from the account the Indians of this place gave us, we be-
lieved that they were fifteen leagues from the sea. From here we
started off with these Indians towards these mountains we have men-
tioned, and they took us by where there were some kinsmen of
theirs. * * * And when we had arrived those who went with us
sacked the others. As they know the custom, before we arrived, they
concealed some things; and after they had received us with much
feasting and joy, they brought out the things they had concealed, to
present them to us, and they were beads and red ocher and some
small bags of silver." * * * "And desiring to leave the next day,
all the people wanted to take us to other friends of theirs who were
at the point of the mountains, and said that there were many houses
and people there, and that they would give us many things; but on
account of its being out of our way we would not go to them, and
we went along the plain near the mountains which we believed to be
not far from the coast." 8
In his Historia, Vol. III, p. 605, Oviedo, speaking from the joint
letter, says: "Near there were the mountains, and it seemed to be
a cordillera of them crossing the country directly towards the north;
and from there they took these Christians forward five leagues more,
to a river which was at the foot of the point where the said moun-
tain began. And that night they sent down towards the sea to call
6rPrieto: Historia, etc., p. 175.
66Ibid., p. 152.
6 Naufragios, Cap. XXVIII.
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