ANDACAMINO INDIANS. A few individuals are identified by this name (Spanish for "wanderer") in the records of San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission at San Antonio. It seems likely that this was a convenient term used by mission personnel to refer to displaced Indians of unidentifiable band or tribal origins. No such name appears in other eighteenth-century documents. J. R. Swanton listed Andacamino as a Coahuiltecan band, but he presented no evidence in support of this linguistic identification.
Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). John R. Swanton, The Indian Tribes of North America (Gross Pointe, Michigan: Scholarly Press, 1968).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Thomas N. Campbell, "ANDACAMINO INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bma30), accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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