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MIEMBROS LARGOS INDIANS. The Miembros Largos (Spanish for "long limbs") Indians were mentioned in two late seventeenth century lists of Indians that lived in western Texas. In 1683 they were recorded as a tribe known to the Jumano Indians; their area was not identified, but it was said to be large and the people numerous. In 1693 they were named as one of fifty "nations" that lived north of the Rio Grande and "between Texas and New Mexico." This may be interpreted to mean the southern part of western Texas, since it was said that the Apaches were at war with them. The linguistic and cultural affiliations of the Miembros Largos Indians remain unknown.


Charles W. Hackett, ed., Historical Documents Relating to New Mexico, Nueva Vizcaya, and Approaches Thereto, to 1773 (3 vols., Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1923–37). 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, "MIEMBROS LARGOS INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.