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ANDACAMINO INDIANS. A few individuals are identified by this name (Spanish for "wanderer") in the records of San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission at San Antonio. It seems likely that this was a convenient term used by mission personnel to refer to displaced Indians of unidentifiable band or tribal origins. No such name appears in other eighteenth-century documents. J. R. Swanton listed Andacamino as a Coahuiltecan band, but he presented no evidence in support of this linguistic identification.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). John R. Swanton, The Indian Tribes of North America (Gross Pointe, Michigan: Scholarly Press, 1968).

Thomas N. Campbell


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Thomas N. Campbell, "ANDACAMINO INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.