The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 67, July 1963 - April, 1964 Page: 310
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Honey-Eaters, or Wasps, residing in the nineteenth century on
a more or less stable basis between the headwaters of the Colo-
rado and Brazos rivers. North of the Wasp band were the Wan-
derers; Tanawas; and Tanimas, or Liver-Eaters. Another band
was known as the Buffalo-Eaters. The Yap-Eaters and the Ante-
lopes, or Quahadi, drifted southward contemporaneously, the
Quahadi ultimately dominating the Llano Estacado.
Disregarding the most basic principles of historical research,
the author proclaims the Comanche and Tejas Indians as one
and the same. He states that Tejas, or Teichos, meaning "eaters,"
was the name assumed by the Comanches. Further, the word
"Comanche" is a corruption of "Caum-onses," or bald or shaved
heads, an appellation attached to a band of Shoshoni Indians
coming within the Comanche fold. In the author's view, the
Shoshonis had arrived in the area prior to goo A.D. Before 17oo00
any Indian, with minor exception, inhabiting Texas, western
Oklahoma, eastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, and
southwestern Kansas was a Comanche. Proceeding pell mell, the
author advises that the Comanches were not distributed over
the state as has been heretofore believed. In the extreme north-
ern portion of Texas were the Coth-cho Tejas, also spelled Co-cho
Tejas, or Buffalo Eaters; below the Red River were the Quo-
hadie Tejas, or Antelope Eaters; in southwestern Texas lived
the Pecoas Tejas, also spelled Pe-ich-kas Tejas, or Fish Eaters;
and in southeastern Texas resided the Sata Tejas, or Dog Eaters.
A fifth group, the Pena Tejas, or Sugar Eaters, grew up around
the Spanish missions. This is only the beginning.
According to the author, the Comanches were not the greatest
of horse thieves as has been previously supposed. They were
merely trying to recover their own horses which had, been
stolen. The atlatl, historical evidence notwithstanding, was not
utilized before the bow and arrow. Indians did not use the
lance before 1541. To the contrary, they learned its use from
Coronado and thereafter set aside their bows and arrows when
hunting buffalo. Flint arrow points were not constructed in
the manner accepted by anthropologists. Comanche Indians
heated their flint and then dropped cold water on it. Ridiculous
as it may seem, the author proposes the preceding mishmash as
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