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INOCOPLO INDIANS. The Inocoplo Indians, who lived in central Tamaulipas, were also known by other names, among them Barroso, Mesquite, Mulato, Serrano, and Sincoalne. When their area was brought under Spanish control during the second half of the eighteenth century, the Inocoplos moved northward. Some of them entered the San Antonio de Valero Mission of San Antonio in 1784–85 under the names Gincape (Inocoplo) and Mulato.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Gabriel Saldivar, Los Indios de Tamaulipas (Mexico City: Pan American Institute of Geography and History, 1943).

Thomas N. Campbell

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