Image of Karankawa proper.
Karankawa proper as depicted by Lino Sánchez y Tapia, a scientific illustrator who worked for Jean Louis Berlandier following a Mexican scientific expedition into Texas from 1828-1829. The stylized scene at the water's edge shows the use of the bow and arrow to shoot fish, a method which Berlandier witnessed at Copano Bay on the central Texas coast. Image from The Indians of Texas in 1830 by Berlandier (1969)

“After beating the water and gathering together in a small inlet the fish which they encounter, they kill the largest with arrows, and with such skill that the often designate the species of fish which they thus want to catch.” Berlandier, Journey to Mexico (1980).
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