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HIGO INDIANS. Higo Indians ("of the Figs"), a group met by Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, in South Texas between 1528 and 1534, was so named because of the diet of cactus fruit.


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, "HIGO INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.