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Sepinpacam Indians

Thomas N. Campbell General

In the middle eighteenth century the Sepinpacam Indians lived on the north bank of the Rio Grande in what is now Cameron and Hidalgo counties. The name, which is said to mean "salt makers," suggests that this was one of the Coahuiltecan bands that produced salt at La Sal Vieja, a salt lake at a nearby site, later in Willacy County.

Gabriel Saldivar, Los Indios de Tamaulipas (Mexico City: Pan American Institute of Geography and History, 1943).

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, “Sepinpacam Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 23, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/sepinpacam-indians.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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