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CONEJO INDIANS. The Conejo (Spanish for "rabbit") Indians are considered to be a subdivision of the Conchos, a Uto Aztecan group of northern Chihuahua. In a Spanish document of 1693 the Conejos were identified as living north of the Rio Grande, presumably in what is now Trans-Pecos Texas, but in the first half of the eighteenth century the Conejos were known only from the lower Conchos River in Chihuahua.


Charles W. Hackett, ed., Historical Documents Relating to New Mexico, Nueva Vizcaya, and Approaches Thereto, to 1773 (3 vols., Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1923–37). Carl Sauer, The Distribution of Aboriginal Tribes and Languages in Northwestern Mexico (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1934).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "CONEJO INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.