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NAPUAP INDIANS. The Napuap (Nacuap, Napuat) Indians were one of five Coahuiltecan groups reported to be living in the vicinity of present Corpus Christi during the middle eighteenth century. The name appears only in documents pertaining to expeditions sent out by José de Escandón from what is now Tamaulipas. In later times the Napuap Indians were probably known by some other name.


Herbert Eugene Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1915; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970). Gabriel Saldivar, Archivo de la historia de Tamaulipas, México (1946).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "NAPUAP INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.