CAICACHE INDIANS. A few eighteenth century maps show the Caicache (Kaikache) Indians on the Texas coast between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande. The primary sources used by the cartographers have not been identified. Caicache may be a variant of either Aguichacha or Cacaxtle. In the seventeenth century the Aguichachas lived between Monterrey and Cerralvo (Nuevo León) and the Cacaxtles lived farther inland in southern Texas.
William Bollaert, "Observations on the Indian Tribes in Texas," Journal of the Ethnological Society of London 2 (1850). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Thomas N. Campbell, "CAICACHE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmc13), accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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