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IZA SETTLEMENT. Iza Settlement, an otherwise unidentified Indian settlement, was reported by El Turco to Francisco Vázquez de Coronado in 1541 as being seven or eight days' travel eastward from the Rio Grande in New Mexico. If not imaginary, it may have been a settlement of the Ais 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, "IZA SETTLEMENT," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.