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PAJASEQUE INDIANS. The Pajaseque (Pausaqui, Paxaseque) Indians were one of five Indian groups encountered by a Spanish exploring party near the site of present Corpus Christi in 1746–47. At this time the Pajaseques were also referred to as Carrizos, a general name commonly applied to Coahuiltecan bands near the Rio Grande below Laredo. Later some of these Pajaseque Indians entered San Antonio de Valero Mission at San Antonio.


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). Gabriel Saldivar, Archivo de la historia de Tamaulipas, México (1946). 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, "PAJASEQUE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.