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COOTAJANAM INDIANS. The Cootajanam (Cootajan) Indians, apparently Coahuiltecan in speech, lived along the lower Rio Grande. In the middle eighteenth century they were reported to have had settlements on the north bank of the river in the area of present Cameron and Hidalgo counties.


Gabriel Saldivar, Los Indios de Tamaulipas (Mexico City: Pan American Institute of Geography and History, 1943).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "COOTAJANAM INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.