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SAMAMPAC INDIANS. This group is known from only one brief meeting with Spanish travelers near the close of the seventeenth century. At this time the Samampac (Caomopac) and several other Coahuiltecan bands were ranging over the Nueces-Frio river area between the sites of future San Antonio and Eagle Pass.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). John R. Swanton, The Indian Tribes of North America (Gross Pointe, Michigan: Scholarly Press, 1968).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "SAMAMPAC INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.