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Saracuam Indians

Thomas N. Campbell General Entry

The Saracuam Indians are known only from a Spanish document of 1716, which merely lists them as a group of Indians encountered somewhere between Monclova Coahuila and eastern Texas. It cannot be established that they ever lived in Texas. J. R. Swanton doubtfully included the Saracuams in his list of Coahuiltecan bands.

Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). J. R. Swanton, Linguistic Material from the Tribes of Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1940).


  • 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, “Saracuam Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 24, 2020,

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