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POSALME INDIANS. The Posalme (Poxsalma) Indians, apparently a Concho band, lived on the north bank of the Rio Grande near the site of present Presidio in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Their principal settlement was known as San Cristóbal. In the late eighteenth century the Posalme Indians were absorbed by the Spanish-speaking population of the Presidio area.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Charles W. Hackett, ed., Historical Documents Relating to New Mexico, Nueva Vizcaya, and Approaches Thereto, to 1773 (3 vols., Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1923–37). Charles Kelley, "Factors Involved in the Abandonment of Certain Peripheral Southwestern Settlements," American Anthropologist 54 (July-September 1952). J. Charles Kelley, "The Historic Indian Pueblos of La Junta de Los Rios," New Mexico Historical Review 27, 28 (October 1952, January 1953). Carl Sauer, The Distribution of Aboriginal Tribes and Languages in Northwestern Mexico (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1934).
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