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TUSONID INDIANS. The Tusonid Indians are known only as a group of Indians, presumably of Coahuiltecan affiliation, associated with San Juan Bautista Mission (near the site of future Eagle Pass) in the eighteenth century. It is possible that Tusonid is a variant of Tusane, the name of a Coahuiltecan band also referred to as Carrizo, which was associated with the same mission.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Esteban L. Portillo, Apuntes para la historia antigua de Coahuila y Texas (Saltillo: Tipografía "El Golfo de México" de Severo Fernández, 1886). 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, "TUSONID INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.