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XERIPAM INDIANS. The Xeripam Indians are known from a single Spanish document (1708), which lists the Indian groups that lived north of the area around present Eagle Pass. It has been noted that Xeripam resembles Ervipiame, the name of a Tonkawan group, but the name Ervipiame also appears in the same document. Although the Xeripams were not included in J. R. Swanton's list of identified Coahuiltecan bands, it seems likely that they were one of the many small Coahuiltecan bands of the Eagle Pass area.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). 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, "XERIPAM INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.