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PETZARE INDIANS

PETZARE INDIANS. The Petzare (Petaz, Petçare) Indians are known only from records of the La Salle expedition, which indicate that in the late seventeenth century these Indians lived well to the north or northeast of Matagorda Bay, possibly between the Brazos and Trinity rivers. The Petzares have been erroneously equated with the Petao and Petaro Indians, whose names also occur on the same list of Indian groups. The affiliations of all three groups are unknown.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Henri Joutel, Joutel's Journal of La Salle's Last Voyage (London: Lintot, 1714; rpt., New York: Franklin, 1968). Pierre Margry, ed., Découvertes et établissements des Français dans l'ouest et dans le sud de l'Amérique septentrionale, 1614–1754 (6 vols., Paris: Jouast, 1876–86).

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, "PETZARE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmp65), accessed September 16, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.