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MEPAYAYA INDIANS. The Mepayaya, an otherwise unidentified group listed by Francisco de Jesús María in 1691 as living southwest of the Nabedache territory, may be identified with the Payaya Indians, a Coahuiltecan group that sometimes ranged as far east as the lower Brazos River.


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