PAGUAN INDIANS. The Paguan (Paguanan, Paguona, Pahuanan, Pguan, Poguan, Puyua) Indians were first mentioned in 1690, at which time they seem to have lived somewhere in Texas south of the Edwards Plateau. In 1707–08 they were living east of the missions of northeastern Coahuila, which would place them in Texas, possibly in the vicinity of present Dimmit and La Salle counties. Later (1743–51) a few Paguans entered San Antonio de Valero Mission of San Antonio. Hodge, Swanton, and others have listed the Paguan and Paguanan Indians as separate Coahuiltecan groups, but no convincing evidence has been found that supports this judgment. The similarity of Paguan to Payuguan has led to some difficulty in separating variants of the two names. Herbert E. Bolton (in Hodge) suggested that these two names may actually refer to the same people, which now appears unlikely.
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