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LUGPLAPIAGULAM INDIANS. In the middle eighteenth century the Lugplapiagulam (Hueplapiagulam) Indians, whose name is said to mean "ground chili pepper," lived along the lower Rio Grande in the area between present Rio Grande City and the mouth of the river. The maps of Jiménez Moreno and G. Saldivar place this group in the area of present Zapata County, but the available records do not specify any particular locality.


Gabriel Saldivar, Los Indios de Tamaulipas (Mexico City: Pan American Institute of Geography and History, 1943).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "LUGPLAPIAGULAM INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.