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VIAYAN INDIANS. This Coahuiltecan band is occasionally mentioned in eighteenth-century sources. A significant clue to Viayan identity is provided by one of these sources, which lists the Viayans and Piguiques as subdivisions of the Pamaque Indians. This suggests that the Viayans once lived in the same general area as the Pamaques and Piguiques, that is, near the Gulf Coast between the San Antonio and Nueces rivers.


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

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "VIAYAN INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.