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HUYUGUAN INDIANS. In the late seventeenth century a group referred to as Huhuguan (Huhuygam) Indians was reported as living in northeastern Coahuila. Later, in 1718, a group known as Huyuguans was encountered by the Spanish in Texas between present Austin and Houston, apparently in the vicinity of modern Austin County. These names evidently refer to the same people, and the chronology suggests migration from Coahuila to Texas. Many other Coahuiltecan groups also migrated to Texas during the same period.


Vito Alessio Robles, Coahuila y Texas en la época colonial (Mexico City: Editorial Cultura, 1938; 2d ed., Mexico City: Editorial Porrúa, 1978). Fray Francisco Céliz, Diary of the Alarcón Expedition into Texas, 1718–1719, trans. F. L. Hoffman (Los Angeles: Quivira Society, 1935; rpt., New York: Arno Press, 1967).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "HUYUGUAN INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.