SAMA INDIANS. The Sama Indians are known only from records pertaining to San Antonio de Valero Mission at San Antonio. It seems clear that the Sama Indians were not the same as the Sanas. The Samas were among the Indians for whom the mission was founded in 1719, and one document states that their language was the same as that of the Payayas, which was Coahuiltecan. The Sana Indians did not enter this mission until the 1740s, and it is also known that their language was not Coahuiltecan.
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