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CHEMPANATAHU INDIANS. This name is recorded in the burial register of San Antonio de Valero Mission in San Antonio. It is linked with an adult female who died in 1737. Since no recognizable variant of the name Chempanatahu has been found in other documents, judgment must be withheld concerning its validity as an ethnic group name.


San Antonio de Valero Mission, Baptismal and Burial Registers, San Antonio.

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "CHEMPANATAHU INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.