Capellone Indians

By: Thomas N. Campbell

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: June 1, 1995

This name, which is known only from the records of San Antonio de Valero Mission of San Antonio, cannot be related to any known group of Indians. It may be a variant of Apion, the name of another group at the same mission. If the two are the same, a former place name near Laredo, La CaƱada de los Abiones, suggests residence in Coahuiltecan Indian territory.

Herbert Eugene Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century: Studies in Spanish Colonial History and Administration (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1915; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970).
  • 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, “Capellone Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995