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Jim Ned (unknown–unknown)

Roy A. Clifford Biography Entry

Jim Ned, a Delaware Indian chief, probably maintained a village on the Brazos River near Fort Graham. At times during the Republic of Texas and early statehood, he served as scout for the Texas militia, but his services were used infrequently, possibly because of his "refractory" nature. As a scout for Capt. Samuel Highsmith, he took part in the battle against the Wichita Indians on the upper Brazos in 1847. It is believed that Jim Ned Creek was named for the scout.

Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Texas State Archives, Austin. Rupert N. Richardson, "Jim Shaw the Delaware," West Texas Historical Association Year Book 3 (1927).


  • Peoples
  • Native American
  • Chiefs and Other Leaders

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

Roy A. Clifford, “Jim Ned,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 14, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995