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TUCUBANTE INDIANS. The Tucubante Indians are known from a document of 1754, which identifies them as part of a large group of Apaches and remnants of other tribes encamped near the site of present Eagle Pass. It is said that these Apache Indians were the same as those living near San Antonio, who were mainly Lipan Apaches. The group near Eagle Pass also included Natage (Mescalero Apache) Indians. It thus appears that Tucubante was the name of one band of Lipan Apaches.


William Edward Dunn, "Apache Relations in Texas, 1718–1750," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 14 (January 1911). Jack D. Forbes, "Unknown Athapaskans: The Identification of the Jano, Jocome, Jumano, Manso, Suma, and Other Indian Tribes of the Southwest," Ethnohistory 6 (Spring 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, "TUCUBANTE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.