Tusonid Indians

By: Thomas N. Campbell

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: July 1, 1995

The Tusonid Indians are known only as a group of Indians, presumably of Coahuiltecan affiliation, associated with San Juan Bautista Mission (near the site of future Eagle Pass) in the eighteenth century. It is possible that Tusonid is a variant of Tusane, the name of a Coahuiltecan band also referred to as Carrizo, which was associated with the same mission.

Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Esteban L. Portillo, Apuntes para la historia antigua de Coahuila y Texas (Saltillo: Tipografía "El Golfo de México" de Severo Fernández, 1886). 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, “Tusonid Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 24, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/tusonid-indians.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 1, 1995