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CHILILI INDIANS. The Chililis originally occupied a Tiguex pueblo of the same name in New Mexico, but, upon abandoning the village between 1669 and 1676 because of hostility of the Apaches, most of the inhabitants retired to the Tiguex villages on the Rio Grande.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

W. E. S. Dickerson


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

W. E. S. Dickerson, "CHILILI INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.