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CABELLOS BLANCOS INDIANS. The Cabellos Blancos (Spanish for "white hairs") Indians are known only from a Spanish document of 1693 that lists the Cabellos Blancos as one of fifty "nations" that lived north of the Rio Grande and "between Texas and New Mexico." This may be interpreted to mean the southern part of western Texas, since the document also mentions that the Apaches were at war with the groups named. Nothing further is known about the Cabellos Blancos.


Charles W. Hackett, ed., Historical Documents Relating to New Mexico, Nueva Vizcaya, and Approaches Thereto, to 1773 (3 vols., Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1923–37).

Thomas N. Campbell

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Thomas N. Campbell, "CABELLOS BLANCOS INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.