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SANTA CRUZ SETTLEMENT. Santa Cruz, an Indian settlement, centered around the San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz Mission, established for the Lipan Apaches on the upper Nueces River in 1762.


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, "SANTA CRUZ SETTLEMENT," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.