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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 Ă©poca colonial (Mexico City: Editorial Cultura, 1938; 2d ed., Mexico City: Editorial PorrĂșa, 1978). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

Thomas N. Campbell


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 (, accessed November 23, 2014. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.