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CUCHENDADO INDIANS. The Cuchendados, an otherwise unidentified group met by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in southern Texas between 1528 and 1534, seem to have been the most westerly coastal Indians he met before going inland.


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

Margery H. Krieger


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

Margery H. Krieger, "CUCHENDADO INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.