Caimane Indians

By: Thomas N. Campbell

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: June 1, 1995

The Caimane Indians are known from a Spanish document of 1683 that does not clearly identify their area, although it seems to have been east of the Pecos River. Their name bears some similarity to Camama, the name of a band, presumable Coahuiltecan, known only from eighteenth-century records pertaining to San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission at San Antonio. As yet the two groups cannot otherwise be linked.

Charles W. Hackett, ed., Pichardo's Treatise on the Limits of Louisiana and Texas (4 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1931–46).
  • 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, “Caimane Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995