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CUERO QUEMADO INDIANS

CUERO QUEMADO INDIANS. This name, which is Spanish for "burnt skin," was applied to a Coahuiltecan-speaking band that ranged both sides of the lower Rio Grande during the second half of the eighteenth century. Cuero Quemado may have been a local Spanish name for a downstream group of Tepemaca Indians, who occupied the Rio Grande valley in the area between Laredo and Rio Grande City. The Cuero Quemados were sometimes known as Quemado Indians.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Gabriel Saldivar, Los Indios de Tamaulipas (Mexico City: Pan American Institute of Geography and History, 1943). Rudolph C. Troike, "Notes on Coahuiltecan Ethnography," Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society 32 (1962).

Thomas N. Campbell

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Thomas N. Campbell, "CUERO QUEMADO INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmc95), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.