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teenth century. Who, for instance, is likely to know that Tahocul-
lake (Vol. I) is the name of a small group of Yuchi Indians whose
aboriginal home was in eastern Tennessee? Or that Carcese (Vol.
III) refers to the Carrizo of northeastern Mexico? Or that Hitchi
(Vol. III) is a variant spelling of Keechi? Or that the United
States could not have made a treaty with the Longwa Indians
(Vol. III), who never existed (this is a misprint of Tonkawa)?
It is also difficult to understand why the editors chose not to
follow the original documents in the spelling of Indian group
names. If the misspelled common English words are retained,
why change the spelling of Indian names to conform with more
recent usage? This double standard is unfortunate because ortho-
graphic variations have special significance in the study of Indian
band and tribal synonymy. Sometimes a variant spelling provides
a clue that eventually leads to the correct ethnic identification
of an obscure Indian group. As these volumes do not indicate
which spelling have been altered, the student of Indian names
must go to the original documents.
University of Texas T. N. CAMPBELL
Frontier Forts of Texas. By Roger N. Conger, James M. Day,
Joe B. Frantz, Kenneth F. Neighbours, W. C. Nunn, Ben
Procter, Harold B. Simpson, and Dorman H. Winfrey. Intro-
duction by Rupert N. Richardson and original paintings by
Melvin C. Warren. Waco (Texian Press), 1966. Pp. 19o.
A significant contribution to regional history has been made
by the Texian Press with the publication of this interesting
book. Eight Texas authors have written on eight frontier forts
selected as the most important in Texas by a vote of twenty-
five historians.
The contents are, in order of appearance: Fort Belknap, by
Kenneth F. Neighbours of Midwestern University; Fort Bliss,
by Joe B. Frantz of the University of Texas; Fort Brown, by
Ben Procter of Texas Christian University; Fort Clark, by
Dorman H. Winfrey of the Texas State Library; Fort Concho,
by Roger N. Conger of Waco; Fort Davis, by James M. Day


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