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MERHUAN INDIANS. The Merhuan (Merguan, Merhuam) Indians are known only from the baptismal records of the San Antonio de Valero Mission at San Antonio. Their aboriginal area and affiliations are unknown. They were apparently not the same as the Muruam Indians, who were at the same mission, and attempts to equate the Merhuans with both Meracoumans and Menenquens are not convincing.


Herbert Eugene Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1915; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "MERHUAN INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.