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BEAN INDIANS. The Bean Indians (native name; does not refer to a legume) are known from a single Spanish document of 1683, which does not clearly identify their area. Although it cannot be demonstrated, the Beans may have been the same people as the Teanames, also known as Teana and Peana Indians, who at that time lived in northeastern Coahuila and the adjoining part of Texas (the southwestern part of the Edwards Plateau).


Charles W. Hackett, ed., Pichardo's Treatise on the Limits of Louisiana and Texas (4 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1931–46). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Vito Alessio Robles, Coahuila y Texas en la época colonial (Mexico City: Editorial Cultura, 1938; 2d ed., Mexico City: Editorial Porrúa, 1978).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "BEAN INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.