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SEPINPACAM INDIANS

SEPINPACAM INDIANS. In the middle eighteenth century the Sepinpacam Indians lived on the north bank of the Rio Grande in what is now Cameron and Hidalgo counties. The name, which is said to mean "salt makers," suggests that this was one of the Coahuiltecan bands that produced salt at La Sal Vieja, a salt lake at a nearby site, later in Willacy County.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Gabriel Saldivar, Los Indios de Tamaulipas (Mexico City: Pan American Institute of Geography and History, 1943).

Thomas N. Campbell

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Thomas N. Campbell, "SEPINPACAM INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bms22), accessed September 15, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.