The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912 Page: 168
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly
script sources, and particularly manuscript sources in Texas and
Mexico, having scarcely been touched. With the possible exception
of those tribes residing on the Louisiana frontier, the sources con-
sulted are inadequate to furnish any satisfactory degree of accu-
racy or completeness in the sketches of Texas tribes. This fact
was clearly recognized by the authorities of the Bureau of Ameri-
can Ethnology; in the summer of 1906, therefore, they engaged
the service of Dr. H. E. Bolton, who had made extensive re-
searches among the archives in Texas and Mexico, to write a his-
tory of the Texas tribes. He also began at once to contribute in-
formation and some articles for the Handbook; a number of his
articles appear toward the end of Part I. The long delay in the
publication of Part II has resulted in a marked improvement in
many of the articles dealing with Texas subjects. It contains
about 250 entries for Texas, and the space devoted to them would
fill., perhaps, 60 pages.
Among the longer articles in Part I relating to Texas sub-
jects that are more or less satisfactory may be named the follow-
ing: Adai, Anadarko, Arkokisa, Caddo, Eyeish, Kadohadacho,
Kichai, Lipan and Mayeye. A number of the articles in Part I
receive corrections or amplification in articles in Part II. For
example, in the article on the Adai it is stated that the presidio
of Nuestra Sefiora del Pilar was established in 1735; the correct
date is given in the article on Nuestra Sefiora del Pilar. The
article on Candelaria mission on San Gabriel river is rewritten
under the title of Nuestra Sefiora de la Candelaria. The article
on the Deadoses is corrected in that on San Francisco Xavier de
Horcasitas. The brief sketch of the Hainai is amplified in the
article on Nuestra Sefiora de la Purisima Concepci6n. ,The
article on the Karankawas receives corrections in that on Nuestra
Sefiora del Rosario. The only reference to the Alibamu tribe in
Texas is the statement that in '1890 "a party of about 200 resided
in Polk county." An interesting report on this tribe was made
December 6, 1910, in which they are characterized as self-sustain-
ing, peaceable, honest, industrious and absolutely civilized (House
Document No. 1232, 61st Congress, 3rd Session). The biographi-
cal sketches of Texas Indians include those of The Bowl, Big
Mush, Big Jim, Big Tree or Adoeette and El Mocho, but no men-
tion is made of Richard Fields, John Dunn Hunter and Flaco.
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