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ARCOS BUENOS, ARCOS PORDIDOS, AND ARCOS TIRADOS INDIANS

ARCOS BUENOS, ARCOS PORDIDOS, AND ARCOS TIRADOS INDIANS. These three groups of Indians are known only from a Spanish document of 1693 that lists them among fifty "nations" that lived north of the Rio Grande and "between Texas and New Mexico." This may be interpreted to mean the southern part of western Texas, since the document also mentions that the Apaches were at war with the groups named. Nothing further is known about these Indians, whose names all refer to the condition of their bows ("good," "rotten," and "long," respectively).

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Charles W. Hackett, ed., Historical Documents Relating to New Mexico, Nueva Vizcaya, and Approaches Thereto, to 1773 (3 vols., Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1923–37).

Thomas N. Campbell

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Thomas N. Campbell, "ARCOS BUENOS, ARCOS PORDIDOS, AND ARCOS TIRADOS INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bma42), accessed September 20, 2014. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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