TANPACHOA INDIANS. In 1583–84 the Tanpachoa Indians were reported as living along the Rio Grande near the site of present El Paso. Most writers consider Tanpachoa as an early name for the Manso Indians, who in 1598 occupied the same area. This interpretation is plausible, but the Tanpachoas could have been a local group displaced by Manso invaders. The linguistic affiliation of the Mansos is still being debated. Some consider that it was Athapascan (Apache), others Uto-Aztecan.
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