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POSTITO INDIANS. The Postito Indians, presumably Coahuiltecans, were at San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission in San Antonio, during the eighteenth century. Here they were closely associated with the Pampopa Indians. The Postitos may be the same as the Cachopostale (Cachapostate) Indians, who lived with the Pampopas on the Nueces and Frio rivers between the sites of present San Antonio and Eagle Pass earlier in the same century. The Postito Indians were at San José Mission until at least 1785.


Jack Autrey Dabbs, trans., The Texas Missions in 1785 (Preliminary Studies of the Texas Catholic Historical Society 3.6 [January 1940]). 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, "POSTITO INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.