The Patumaca (Patumaco, Patacama) Indians are known only from marriage records of Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña Mission in San Antonio, which they seem to have entered as early as 1733. At least thirty Patumaca individuals are named in these records, and one of them, Joseph Flores, served a term as governor of the Indians represented at Concepción Mission. The aboriginal range of the Patumacas is not known. However, they entered this mission at the same time as a number of Coahuiltecan groups from northeastern Coahuila and the adjacent part of Texas, which suggests that the Patumaca Indians had the same affiliation and came from the same general area.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Thomas N. Campbell, “Patumaca Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 24, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/patumaca-indians.
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