- Get Involved
CAGUATE INDIANS. The Caguate (Caguase, Caguaze) Indians lived along the Rio Grande valley below El Paso in the late sixteenth century. Some writers regard the Caguates as a Jumano band; others suggest that Caguate was probably an early name for the Sumas, who occupied that area in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The status of the Caguates remains in doubt.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:J. Charles Kelley, "Factors Involved in the Abandonment of Certain Peripheral Southwestern Settlements," American Anthropologist 54 (July-September 1952). Diego Pérez de Luxán, Expedition into New Mexico Made by Antonio de Espejo, 1582–1583, trans. George Peter Hammond and Agapito Rey (Los Angeles: Quivira Society, 1929). Carl Sauer, The Distribution of Aboriginal Tribes and Languages in Northwestern Mexico (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1934).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Thomas N. Campbell, "Caguate Indians," accessed February 24, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmc11.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.