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HIGO INDIANS. Higo Indians ("of the Figs"), a group met by Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, in South Texas between 1528 and 1534, was so named because of the diet of cactus fruit.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).
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