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LOS SURDOS INDIANS. The Los Surdos (possibly Los Sordos, "the quiet people") Indians are known from a Spanish document of 1683. Since no native name is given, they cannot be related to other known Indian groups. They seem to have lived somewhere in west central Texas.


Charles W. Hackett, ed., Pichardo's Treatise on the Limits of Louisiana and Texas (4 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1931–46).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "LOS SURDOS INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.