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SENCASE INDIANS

SENCASE INDIANS. In 1737 this otherwise unidentified group of Indians was recorded at San Antonio de Valero Mission in San Antonio. Sencase may be a variant of some other name, possibly Siansi, the name of a Coahuiltecan group at the same mission, but this equivalence cannot be proved. It has also been suggested that Sencase is a badly garbled version of Secmoco, another Coahuiltecan band reported at this mission during the same period. This too lacks proof.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Herbert Eugene Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1915; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). J. R. Swanton, Linguistic Material from the Tribes of Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1940).
Thomas N. Campbell

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