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NIGCO INDIANS. This name apparently occurs only in the baptismal records (1730) of San Antonio de Valero Mission in San Antonio. Although J. R. Swanton listed Nigcos as a separate Coahuiltecan band, it seems likely that Nigco is a variant of some other group name, possibly Manico. The Manico Indians lived west and southwest of San Antonio in the late seventeenth century.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). J. R. Swanton, Linguistic Material from the Tribes of Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1940).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "NIGCO INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.