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MELENUDO INDIANS. The Melenudo Indians, known only from the middle eighteenth century, appear to have been a band of Lipan Apache Indians. They were reported as enemies of the Hasinai Caddos and the Yojuane Indians, a Tonkawan tribe. One source indicates that the Melenudos were neighbors of the Yojuanes. This suggests that the Melenudo Indians were ranging an area west or southwest of present Waco.


Herbert Eugene Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1915; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970). William Edward Dunn, "Apache Relations in Texas, 1718–1750," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 14 (January 1911).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "MELENUDO INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed June 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.