GUEIQUESALE INDIANS. The Gueiquesale (Guyquechale, Cotzale, Guisole, Heyquetzale, Huisocale, Quesal, Quisole) Indians were one of the dominant bands of Coahuila Indians during the last half of the seventeenth century. At times they crossed the Rio Grande to hunt and forage for wild plant foods in the southwestern part of the Edwards Plateau. In 1675 the Bosque-Larios expedition that penetrated Texas north of the site of present Eagle Pass was accompanied by Gueiquesale warriors and also encountered other Gueiquesales beyond the Rio Grande. The Gueiquesales entered several missions in Coahuila but not in Texas. Although it has been commonly assumed that the Gueiquesales spoke a Coahuiltecan language, J. D. Forbes has recently objected to this linguistic identification. He prefers to leave their language unidentified. Geie (or Geies), the name of an early eighteenth-century group of the same area, may be a shortened form of Gueiquesale.
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