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AVAVARE INDIANS. The Avavare Indians were an otherwise unidentified group for which Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca became medicine man in South Texas in 1528. They lived west of the Mariames and Yguaces, with whom they traded although they spoke a different language.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

Margery H. Krieger


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

Margery H. Krieger, "AVAVARE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.