BOBIDA INDIANS. In 1683–84 Juan Domínguez de Mendoza led an exploratory expedition from El Paso eastward as far as the junction of the Concho and Colorado rivers east of the site of present San Angelo. In his itinerary he listed the names of thirty-seven Indian groups, including the Bobidas, from whom he expected to receive delegations. This name does not appear in later documents. It is possible that Mendoza's Bobidas were the same as the Boboles (Babeles), who at the same time lived in northeastern Coahuila but ranged northward across the Rio Grande into the southwestern part of the Edwards Plateau, but this identity has yet to be demonstrated. If there is no relationship between the two, then it seems likely that the Bobidas were one of many groups in north central Texas that were swept away by the Lipan Apache and Comanche advance of the eighteenth century.
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