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MENDICA INDIANS. The Mendica Indians, an otherwise unidentified tribe, was mentioned by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca as living inland from the Doguene Indians.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

Margery H. Krieger


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

Margery H. Krieger, "MENDICA INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.