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Santa Cruz Settlement

Margery H. Krieger General Entry

Santa Cruz, an Indian settlement, centered around the San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz Mission, established for the Lipan Apaches on the upper Nueces River in 1762.

Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

Categories:

  • 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, “Santa Cruz Settlement,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 22, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/santa-cruz-settlement.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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