TUSONID INDIANS. The Tusonid Indians are known only as a group of Indians, presumably of Coahuiltecan affiliation, associated with San Juan Bautista Mission (near the site of future Eagle Pass) in the eighteenth century. It is possible that Tusonid is a variant of Tusane, the name of a Coahuiltecan band also referred to as Carrizo, which was associated with the same mission.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Thomas N. Campbell, "TUSONID INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmt91), accessed March 12, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.