BISKATRONGE INDIANS. The Biskatronge (Biscatronge, Plañidores, Pleureurs, Weepers) Indians are known from a single document pertaining to the La Salle expedition in the late seventeenth century. This document, the narrative of Anastase Douay, indicates that the Biskatronge lived inland well to the north or northeast of Matagorda Bay, probably between the Colorado and Brazos rivers. Douay said that La Salle's party called these people "weepers" because they greeted the French by weeping for a quarter of an hour. Douay's Biskatronge cannot be identified with any Indian group named in Henri Joutel's journal of the same expedition. A. S. Gatschet equated the Biskatronge with the Coco, but his reasons for doing so were not made explicit. The affiliations of the Biskatronge remain undetermined.
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