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HAESER INDIANS. The Haeser (Saesse, Siaexer, Xaeser) Indians were Coahuiltecan-speaking Indians who, in the seventeenth century, ranged from northeastern Coahuila northward across the Rio Grande to the southwestern portion of the Edwards Plateau, particularly in the area of present Kinney County. Like other Indians of northeastern Coahuila at this time, the Haesers crossed the Rio Grande to hunt bison.


Vito Alessio Robles, Coahuila y Texas en la época colonial (Mexico City: Editorial Cultura, 1938; 2d ed., Mexico City: Editorial Porrúa, 1978). Herbert Eugene Bolton, ed., Spanish Exploration in the Southwest, 1542–1706 (New York: Scribner, 1908; rpt., New York: Barnes and Noble, 1959). J. R. Swanton, Linguistic Material from the Tribes of Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1940).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "HAESER INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.