The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 142
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142 The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
other varieties. The. present channel of the Colorado is bordered
only by cottonwoods, sycamores, elms, willows and other quick
growth trees, among which pecans are rare. The Caney Creek
bed of the Colorado, the San Bernard and Brazos rivers and Oyster
Creek, flow through a dense forest near the coast, but this is an
acorn-bearing forest, which produces few nuts. The great scarcity
of roots, noted by both narratives in the vicinity of the River of
Nuts, implies that this was prairie region. Aside from the fact
that the Guadalupe is the only river to which Dorantes could have
returned twenty leagues after crossing the "great water," and to
which Cabeza de Vaca could have journeyed forward ten leagues
after crossing the "great ancon," there is no other "river of nuts"
on the Texas Coast. This confirms Mr. Baskett's conclusion that
the River of Nuts was the Guadalupe.
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under the name of '"Tampaquash" or "Tampaquaces," in southwestern
Hidalgo county, until late in the nineteenth century. The fact that
"Koienkah6," as their tribe was called by Joutel, and "Tampaquash,"
are foreign variations of the same name, illustrates the difficulty of trac-
ing .the name of an Indian tribe through the vocabulary of other races.
"Koienkahe" is easily followed through the other Frendh variations
"Quelancouchis" and "Clamco6t," but it is only by successive corrup-
tions through "Carancaguaces," "Tarancaguaces," "Talancaguaces," and
"Tampacuaces," that we arrive at "Tampaquash." Remote from either
is the American derivative "Caronk."
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