The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 35, July 1931 - April, 1932 Page: 30
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Southwestern, Historical Quarterly
In his Diary of 1767-1768,3 Fray Solis not only describes the
Asinais Indians among whom Casafias, Hidalgo, and Espinosa
had lived a half century before, but many other tribes located
along the Gulf Coast, in the vicinity of San Antonio, and on the
Louisiana frontier as well. In fact, he gives a cross section of
life among the Indians who had been brought under the shadow
of the missions, describing the Coaxanes, Guapites, Carancaguases,
and Coopanes, of Mission Rosario; the Taranames, Tamiques,
Piquianes, and Manos de Perro, of Mission Espiritu Sant6; the
Pampoas, Mesquites, Pastias, Canames, Tacames, Canas, Agua-
sallas, and Xaunaes, of Mission San Jos6; the Nacogdoches,
Navidachos, Cadodachos, and Nazones, of Mission Nuestra Sefiora
de Guadalupe de Albuquerque de los Nacogdoches; and the Ais
Indians, still further to the eastward, who openly defied the Span-
iards, one of them stoutly maintaining that he had more affec-
tion and veneration for Misuri, i. e. the Devil, than he did for
the Virgin Mary. Father Solis has gone far towards marshaling
before the historian and anthropologist the Indian tribes of Texas
in the middle eighteenth century after the Spaniards had been
among them for many years.
MATTIE AUSTIN HATCHER.
Diary kept by Father Fray Gaspar Jos6 de Solis on the tour of
inspection which he made to the missions of the Province of
Texas, by order and command of the Most Reverend Father Guar-
dian, Fray TomAs Cortez, and of the Venerable Holy Council of
the College of Our Lady of Guadalupe of the city of Zacatecas
in the year 1767, as follows:
I left the said college of Guadalupe on the 15th of November
of the said year '67, and arrived at the Hacienda de Vafion, a
pasture for the sheep and goats of Don Mariano Canal, where I
remained until the 20th of said month waiting for my companion,
Brother Joseph G6mez, who was on the way with the baggage
and the servants.
On the 20th I reached Burgo de San Cosme. On account of
8Recorded in Memorias de Nueva Espaina: Documentos Para La His-
toria Eclesiastica Y Civil De La Provincia De Texas, Volume XXVII,
Part 2, pp. 248-297 vuelta. Transcript Library of the University of
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