The “grand kingdom of the Teyas” who Sabeata bragged about knowing, were one of the Caddo-speaking peoples in east Texas who lived in villages, sometimes quite large such as the one depicted here of a settlement on the Red River, produced by the Spanish expedition of 1691-1692, led by Terán del Rio.. The map shows that the community consisted of small farmsteads or extended family compounds, each depicted as being surrounded by rows of trees or bushes. On the left is a mound with a "templo" on top. The settlement shown is believed to have stretched along several miles of the Red River. Original (uncolored) map in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville.
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