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CHAGUANE INDIANS

CHAGUANE INDIANS. Near the end of the seventeenth century the Chaguane (Chaguame, Ohaguame) Indians were reported as living between the site of present Eagle Pass and the Nueces River. Later the Ohaguame (presumably a copying error for Chaguame) Indians were listed among the groups resident at the nearby mission of San Juan Bautista, and still later the name Chaguane was recorded at San Antonio de Valero Mission in San Antonio. It seems likely that these names refer to the same band of Coahuiltecan Indians. Chaguantapam, a similar name, also occurs in the records of San Antonio de Valero and may be a variant of Chaguane, but further study of the original documents is needed for demonstration of identity.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Bexar Archives, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

Thomas N. Campbell

Citation

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

Thomas N. Campbell, "CHAGUANE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmc45), accessed April 25, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.