PELONE INDIANS. The name Pelone, meaning "hairless" or "bald," was frequently applied by the Spanish to Indian groups in which adult males customarily removed all or part of the head hair. In northeastern Mexico removal of head hair was a common practice among the Indians, and at least eight groups known during the eighteenth century were sometimes called Pelones. Nearly all of these groups were also known by other names; some, such as the Carrizo Indians, were at times on the Texas side of the Rio Grande. In the eighteenth century the Lipan Apaches were frequently referred to as the Pelone Indians. When the name Pelone is encountered in documents, it must always be considered in some regional or local context.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Thomas N. Campbell, "Pelone Indians," accessed May 31, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmp55.
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