Casas Moradas Indians


By: Thomas N. Campbell

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: June 1, 1995


The Casas Moradas (Spanish for "purple [or mulberry-colored] houses") are known only from a Spanish document of 1693 that lists them as one of fifty "nations" that lived north of the Rio Grande and "between Texas and New Mexico." This may be interpreted to mean the southern part of western Texas, since the document also mentions that the Apaches were at war with the groups named. The document further states that the Casas Moradas consisted of "four nations of the same name." Nothing further is known about them.

Charles W. Hackett, ed., Historical Documents Relating to New Mexico, Nueva Vizcaya, and Approaches Thereto, to 1773 (3 vols., Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1923–37).
Categories:
  • 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, “Casas Moradas Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 23, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/casas-moradas-indians.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1976
June 1, 1995