ANNAS INDIANS. This name, reported by Pedro de Rivera in 1736, refers to a small band of Indians who lived somewhere in the southern part of Texas. It seems likely that the Annas are the same as the Teaname, a Coahuiltecan group of northeastern Coahuila and adjoining parts of Texas, who in missions were also known as Peana and Teana.
Vito Alessio Robles, Coahuila y Texas en la época colonial (Mexico City: Editorial Cultura, 1938; 2d ed., Mexico City: Editorial Porrúa, 1978). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Thomas N. Campbell, "ANNAS INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bma32), accessed January 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.