The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 52
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
leagues. They plant crops and hunt. They have good inclina-
tions and simple customs. They do not shave their faces, al-
though they cut their hair in such a way as to make them differ-
ent from the Texas Indians, their neighbors. They rarely go
down to Natchitoches, but there is no lack of foreigners who carry
merchandise to the pueblos. They are but little addicted to fire-
water. They are liberal and generous with what they have. They
build their houses of straw because it is easier than wood. But
their houses are large and usually neat. This tribe consists of
about five hundred persons.
The Texas are near neighbors of the Sn. Pedro Indians, liv-
ing on the said river and in the same direction. There is a great
similarity between these two tribes and the difference can scarcely
be distinguished, except by the way they cut their hair and by
the name. They number about four hundred Indians. They are
fond of hunting, but they till the soil. They are like their neigh-
bors, the Sn. Pedro Indians, and rarely go down to Natchitoches.
The Quichas live toward la Tortuga, which is in a northerly
direction, about fifty leagues from Trinidad. They differ but
little from the Texas and the Sn. Pedro Indians. They employ
themselves in farming and in hunting wild animals. They are
in the habit of going to Trinidad, but their usual trips are made
to Natchitoches, although foreigners do not fail to come to their
pueblos because it is on the road to the Comanches and Tehuac-
anos. They number about eight hundred Indians.
The Nadacos live on the Sabine river above the Chat6 and the
Chats Indians, and near the Cad6. They number about two hun-
dred Indians. They are darker than the latter and some of them
shave their faces in streaks. They plant considerable crops and
are hunters. They have a close friendship with the Cad6, whom
they ordinarily accompany on their hunting trips. They are
primitive and humane. They are given to the use of firewater
because of their extensive trade with foreigners.
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