At least eight out of every ten pottery sherds archeologists have recovered from Los Adaes are from vessels made by Indians, the other sherds being European produced. This skewed ratio can be partially explained by the facts that ative pottery was low-fired and more easily broken, while the harder-to-come-by imported pottery would have been handled more carefully. Still, the high proportion of native pottery must reflect both the difficulty of obtaining European pottery at the remote Spanish outpost as well as the otherwise poorly documented accommodation between the Spanish and the Adai and Caddo peoples.
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