Metal points made of iron scrap found near the site of the circa 1820s Spanish post, Fort Lipantitlan. The site is near a crossing of the Nueces River historically known as campgrounds of Lipan Apache. Whether the points were made by the Indians, or by the Spanish to trade with the Indians, is not known. Image from La Tierra 1988 15(1): Fig.3. The Lipans were pushed southward by Europeans and other Native groups; they, in turn, preyed on local Coastal Indians.
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