The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961 Page: 283
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Neche, Hainai, and others, of Caddoan linguistic stock, with
settled villages, agriculture, and pottery making. Culturally, they
were the highest ranking Indians in Texas. The were associated
with the Southeast Culture whereas the Comanches were typical
Plains Indians. From the Hasinai (or Asinai) name "Tejas" for
"allies" came the name for Spanish Texas. They were aboriginal
in Texas and were enemies of the Comanches.
Mrs. Jackson says (p. 59) that "Ten years after the fall of Fort
Parker .. the star of Texas was united with the forty-eight of
the United States." Texas was the twenty-eighth state and star.
She says (p. 61): "Peta Nocona was a fighting . . descendant
of an obscure Indian tribe ... first discovered in the region of
Northern Kansas . . [occupying] the section between the upper
Platte and the Kansas (Caw) River .. early-day residence of
the Padoucas. [And these] people almost vanished ... until gen-
erations later they sprang up and were called the Red Plains
Riders." Here Mrs. Jackson throws obscurity over the Nocona
tribe of Comanches. They were well-known as the Quohada
Comanches or a later division of the Quohados. "Padouca" was
a French name given to some of the Plains Indians. Up to 1750,
it seems to apply to early Apaches in Kansas and throughout a
large part of the Plains (according to recent studies in archae-
ology by Waldo Wedel and others). After 1750, the name was
mostly used for the Comanches. The Comanches were never
known to have "almost vanished."
At the Battle of Plum Creek (1840), the author says (p. 66)
that Cynthia Ann "and her two sons mounted their ponies and
fled....." (Her two sons were not born yet.) "She knew that she
must protect her sons . . as well as her baby girl, Prairie
Flower. ... Prairie Flower was born about 1858. In i86o, when
Cynthia Ann was recaptured, Prairie Flower was about eighteen
months old. This is not all; we will see the four of them fleeing
three different times-for twenty years in this book, from 1840
to 1860, Prairie Flower still a babe in arms.
Mrs. Jackson (p. 70) places the site of the Battle of Antelope
Hills (1858) on the bend of the Clear Fork of the Brazos, west
of Old Fort Griffin, and calls it "one of the most picturesque
battles that has ever been fought on Texas soil." It did not occur
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