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VENDE FLECHAS INDIANS. These Coahuiltecan Indians are known through a single missionary report (1794) from Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga Mission near Goliad. In this report they are listed as a subdivision of the Aranama Indians, and at that time only six Vende Flechas Indians remained. The name, which is Spanish for "arrow sellers," suggests specialization in a particular craft. Presumably the original territory of the Vende Flechas Indians was the same as that of the Aranamas.


Esteban L. Portillo, Apuntes para la historia antigua de Coahuila y Texas (Saltillo: Tipografía "El Golfo de México" de Severo Fernández, 1886).

Thomas N. Campbell

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Thomas N. Campbell, "VENDE FLECHAS INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.