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Ylame Indians

Thomas N. Campbell General Entry

The Ylame Indians were one of twenty Indian groups that joined Juan Domínguez de Mendoza on his journey from the area of El Paso to the vicinity of present San Angelo in 1683–84. Since Mendoza did not indicate at what point the Ylames joined his party, it is not possible to determine their range or affiliations. However, the Indians between the Pecos River and the San Angelo area were being hard pressed by Apaches at this time, and it seems likely that the Ylame Indians ranged somewhere between these two localities.

Herbert Eugene Bolton, ed., Spanish Exploration in the Southwest, 1542–1706 (New York: Scribner, 1908; rpt., New York: Barnes and Noble, 1959).

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, “Ylame Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 25, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/ylame-indians.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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