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PARAMPAMATUJU INDIANS. In the middle eighteenth century the Parampamatuju (Parammatugu) Indians were listed as one of many groups that lived along the lower Rio Grande between its mouth and the vicinity of present Camargo, Tamaulipas. The maps of Jiménez Moreno and Saldivar place the Parampamatujus on the north bank of the Rio Grande in modern Hidalgo County, but this localization is only a matter of cartographic convenience. The name is said to mean "men who are painted bright red."


Gabriel Saldivar, Los Indios de Tamaulipas (Mexico City: Pan American Institute of Geography and History, 1943).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

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