The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 64
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Rio Grande, and still less could it have been the Concho. For
according to Bandelier and others who have examined the records
of the early Spanish explorers, many of whom passed up the Concho
and Rio Grande, the buffalo did not frequent the Rio Grande valley
nor that of the Concho, while they did roam on the Pecos river in
I think this statement must have been intended to refer to all
the people he met from the Pecos to the Rio Grande. The Indians
from the Rio Grande probably went off every fall and winter to
hunt buffalo on the Pecos River, just as I find in 1880 Mexicans
from the Rio Grande valley hunting buffaloes for the hides and
dried meat away out on the Staked Plains in Texas. De Vaca says
that they were away hunting the buffalo at the time he passed
through their villages. So I am led to think that the river on
which they were hunting was the Pecos, while the villages them-
selves were on the Rio Grande. De Vaca may easily have mis-
understood the statements of the women and old men of the vil-
lages on this point.
I must here part company with de Vaca. My knowledge of the
country through which he must have traveled extends no further.
I trust that others will take the discussion up, and that we may
have the benefits of the knowledge and suggestions of many on
this interesting chapter of early history.
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