Karankawa Indians of Texas

The image below points to one of several Karankawa Rockport phase spring/summer campsites (41SP159-64) perched on the hilltops on the south side of the confluence of Moody Creek and Aransas River.
Karankawa Rockport phase

The Karankawa Indians of TexasThe Karankawa Indians of Texas

An Ecological Study of Cultural Tradition and Change

Page 78, figure 17.
Robert A. Ricklis (University of Texas Press 1996)

Karankawa Artifacts

A selection of Perdiz points collected by Charles Husak and kept at the
Calhoun County Museum
301 S. Ann St
Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Perdiz points
Before Saluria, the only occupants of Matagorda Island were the wintering Karankawa Indians of Texas. The tribe were reportedly over six feet tall on average and ate human flesh of their enemies (but are not considered cannibals and, in fact, found cannibalism abhorrent when the Europeans ate the human flesh of their dead friends to survive) according to François Simars de Bellisle in his biography De Bellisle on the Texas Coast translated by Henri Folmer and The Journey of Álvar Núñez Cabeza De Vaca (1542) translated by Fanny Bandolier.