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MAMUYA INDIANS. These Indians are known only from a Spanish document of 1693 that lists the Mamuya Indians as one of fifty "nations" that lived north of the Rio Grande "between Texas and New Mexico." This may be interpreted to mean the southern part of western Texas, since the information was obtained at the junction of the Rio Conchos with the Rio Grande (near the site of future Presidio, Texas) and the documentation mentions that the Apache Indians were at war with the groups named.


William B. Griffen, Culture Change and Shifting Populations in Central Northern Mexico (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1969). Charles W. Hackett, ed., Historical Documents Relating to New Mexico, Nueva Vizcaya, and Approaches Thereto, to 1773 (3 vols., Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1923–37).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

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