The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951 Page: 218
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Comanches, 5 to 6oo-San Saba.
Lipans,241 4 to Soo-South of San Saba.
Muscaloras,242 40 to So-South of San Saba.
Total in Texas, 1,570
Of this number about 250 are capable of bearing arms. Both policy
and humanity would urge that these Indians be clothed and fed till
otherwise provided for by donations of land and settlement.
I have the honor to be, respectfully,
Your obt. servt.
H. W. MERRILL,
Capt. 2d Drags.
Bvt. Maj. U. S. Army.
Major R. S. Neighbours,
Extract of a letter from Jesse Stem, then Indian Agent, to Maj.
H. W. Merrill, on the same subject as the foregoing.
24OThe Tonkeways, or Tonkawas, were a prominent tribe living in Central Texas.
24lThe Lipans were an Apache tribe, noted for their depredations in Texas,
New Mexico, and Mexico. See ibid., I, 768-769.
242The Muscaloras, or Mescaleros, were also an Apache tribe, whose principal
range extended into the Staked Plains. See ibid., 846.
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