Early Indians

The first Indians to migrate into the Southern tip of Texas, or into present day Cameron County came from the Northwest and North Central part of Mexico, approximately 8 to 10 thousand years ago. These indians were what was called hunters/gatherers, which means that they did very little agriculture, but hunted different local game from small lizards and rodents to bigger game duch as deer, presccary, and rabbits. They also fished and gathered shell fish from the Laguna Madre, resacas, and the Gulf of Mexico. The gathered wild berries, roots, tubors, nuts, and edible plants. Their main purpose in life was to fallow the sources of food and water. That is why they are reffered to as nomadic type wanderers, their shelters being a temporary constuction made of sticks and covered by animal skins.

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