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VIDIX INDIANS. This name is known from a single Spanish missionary report (1691), which indicates that the Vidix Indians were neighbors of the Hasinai tribes of eastern Texas and lived an unspecified distance to the southwest. The name Vidix suggests identity with the Bidai Indians, who lived in the same area, but the "Bidey" are also listed in the same report. The linguistic and cultural affiliations of the Vidix remain undetermined.


John R. Swanton, Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 132, Washington: GPO, 1942).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

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