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TUGUMLEPEM INDIANS. These presumably Coahuiltecan-speaking Indians lived on the extreme southern part of the Texas coast. In the middle eighteenth century their settlements were between the sites of present Port Isabel and Brownsville in eastern Cameron County.


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, "TUGUMLEPEM INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.