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TEANAME INDIANS. The Teaname (Teana, Peana) Indians were one of numerous Coahuiltecan bands of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries that lived in northeastern Coahuila but also ranged north of the Rio Grande, particularly in the southwestern part of the Edwards Plateau (Kinney County and vicinity). In 1708 they were mentioned in the records of San Juan Bautista Mission near the site of present Eagle Pass. Later some of the Teanames seem to have been at San Antonio de Valero Mission in San Antonio, where they were known as Peana Indians. The Anna Indians, reported in the early eighteenth century as living somewhere in southern Texas, may be the Teanames under another name.


Vito Alessio Robles, Coahuila y Texas en la época colonial (Mexico City: Editorial Cultura, 1938; 2d ed., Mexico City: Editorial Porrúa, 1978). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

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