Caicache Indians

By: Thomas N. Campbell

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: July 1, 1995

A few eighteenth century maps show the Caicache (Kaikache) Indians on the Texas coast between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande. The primary sources used by the cartographers have not been identified. Caicache may be a variant of either Aguichacha or Cacaxtle. In the seventeenth century the Aguichachas lived between Monterrey and Cerralvo (Nuevo León) and the Cacaxtles lived farther inland in southern Texas.

William Bollaert, "Observations on the Indian Tribes in Texas," Journal of the Ethnological Society of London 2 (1850). 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.

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

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 1, 1995