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CAPELLONE INDIANS. This name, which is known only from the records of San Antonio de Valero Mission of San Antonio, cannot be related to any known group of Indians. It may be a variant of Apion, the name of another group at the same mission. If the two are the same, a former place name near Laredo, La Cañada de los Abiones, suggests residence in Coahuiltecan Indian territory.


Herbert Eugene Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century: Studies in Spanish Colonial History and Administration (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1915; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "CAPELLONE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.