Avavare Indians

By: Margery H. Krieger

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 1, 1995

The Avavare Indians were an otherwise unidentified group for which Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca became medicine man in South Texas in 1528. They lived west of the Mariames and Yguaces, with whom they traded although they spoke a different language.

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

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

Margery H. Krieger, “Avavare Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 14, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/avavare-indians.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995