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NADAMIN INDIANS. The Nadamin Indians are known only from the late seventeenth century, when they were identified in records of the La Salle expedition as allies of the Kadohadacho Caddos. J. R. Swanton suggested that the Nadamins may have been the same people as the Sadammo Indians, but this does not seem reasonable. In the expedition documents the Nadamins were listed as allies of the Kadohadachos, whereas the Sadammo (Caitsodammo) Indians were listed as enemies. The identity of the Nadamin Indians remains undetermined.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Pierre Margry, ed., Découvertes et établissements des Français dans l'ouest et dans le sud de l'Amérique septentrionale, 1614–1754 (6 vols., Paris: Jouast, 1876–86). John R. Swanton, Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 132, Washington: GPO, 1942).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "NADAMIN INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.