Arcahomo Indians

By: Thomas N. Campbell

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: February 25, 2021

The Arcahomo (Axcahomo) Indians appear to have been related to the Tacames, a Coahuiltecan group that lived near the Gulf Coast between the San Antonio and Nueces rivers in the eighteenth century. Arcahomo may be a synonym for Tacame, or it may refer to a subdivision of the Tacames. It is also possible that the Arcahomos represent remnants of some former coastal group that became attached to the Tacames. The name Arcahomo appears only in records that pertain to San Francisco de la Espada Mission in San Antonio, chiefly in connection with an episode of 1737, when all American Indians deserted this mission.

Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

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

Thomas N. Campbell, “Arcahomo Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 25, 2021