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Evea (unknown–unknown)

Biography Entry

Evea, a Comanche Indian chief, ratified a treaty at San Antonio with Governor Juan María Vicencio de Ripperdá in June of 1772. While he was still chief, his son led a raid on Bucareli in May 1778. Additional raids by the Comanches, probably under Evea, were partially responsible for forcing the people of Bucareli to move on east of the Trinity to the site of Nacogdoches, where they began to settle before April 30, 1779.

Herbert Eugene Bolton, "The Spanish Abandonment and Re-occupation of East Texas, 1773–1779," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 9 (October 1905). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

Categories:

  • Peoples
  • Native American
  • Chiefs and Other Leaders

Time Periods:

  • Spanish Texas

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

Anonymous, “Evea,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed March 06, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/evea.

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