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Irrupien Village

Margery H. Krieger General Entry

Irrupien Village, on a branch of the Trinity River in territory occupied mainly by Caddoan tribes, was visited by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis in 1717. The similarity of the name to the word Ervipiame (or Yerbipiams), a Tonkawa group living just west of this location, may be significant.

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

Time Periods:

  • Spanish Texas

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

Margery H. Krieger, “Irrupien Village,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed March 06, 2021,

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