BEITONIJURE INDIANS. The Beitonijure Indians were one of twenty Indian groups that joined Juan Domínguez de Mendoza on his expedition from El Paso to the vicinity of present San Angelo in 1683–84. Since Mendoza did not indicate at what point the Beitonijures joined his party, it is impossible to determine their range or affiliations. However, Indians between the Pecos River and the San Angelo area were being hard pressed by Apache Indians at that time, and it seems likely that the Beitonijures ranged between these two localities.
Herbert Eugene Bolton, ed., Spanish Exploration in the Southwest, 1542–1706 (New York: Scribner, 1908; rpt., New York: Barnes and Noble, 1959).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Thomas N. Campbell, "BEITONIJURE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmb05), accessed January 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.