Texas Native American Tribes

Texas Native American Tribes

Posted By Paul G July 29th, 2011 Last Updated on: July 29th, 2011

Carlos Bullock (Chairman)
Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas
Address Livingston TX 77351 Phone: (936) 563-1100Fax: (936) 563-1139: http://www.alabama-coushatta.com
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Frank Paiz (Governor)
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Address El Paso TX 79917 Phone: (915) 859-8053Fax: (915) 859-4252: http://www.ysletadelsurpueblo.org
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Juan Garza, Jr. (Chairman)
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
Address Eagle Pass TX 78852 Phone: (830) 773-2105Fax: (830) 757-9228
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  1. Anita Martinez says:

    Hello my mother was said to be born in eagle pass Texas but my grandfather before he died said to me we are Apache. His grandmother was a medicine woman or healer of something. My searcher on ancestry has halted because he died in Mexico and my aunts and uncles are gone as well. I and me grand father have very strong native features. I feel so strong to the native culture.

  2. Laurie Bedell says:

    My husband recently took a DNA test and was found to be 66% Native American Indian. His family originates from Mexico (still searching records) and settled in South Central Texas. We only have word of mouth that his family belongs to the Comanche Nation. Can you point me in the right direction to research this information? Thank you!

  3. Norma Jean Bullard says:

    Hi. I have recently discovered that I am 31.6% Native American, but my DNA results were’t specific (i.e., if I am Apache, Navajo, etc.) My question to you is: how can I obtain information on joining a tribe in my area? I live in South Texas.

  4. Tachiquin says:

    I have a 14 yr old son whose father and family members are from Zacatecas, Mexico. Their last name is Tachiquin. I was just wondering if anyone has any information of any one with this last name having any association with any of the Native American tribes in that area or any other area.

  5. Brenda Moreno says:

    I am currently in Corpus Christi, Tx. for 35 years I have been looking for my Native American roots. My mother is from Ventura Oxnard, California with the last name Neila where my Native American blood I believe came from. My grandfather is Anthony Quijas Neila born in Oji, California which does not exist. I am so… lost without knowing who I am. I feel incomplete I love Pow Wows and the Vision Quest. I need to find my roots any resources please let me know so I can find purpose in life.

  6. Juan "Bluedeer" Montes Sr. says:

    I am looking for Kickapoo language translation and dress styles. Please help.

  7. Kimberly Neyland Ryan says:


    I am trying to find my father or his family. My father’s name is Raymond Orlando Neyland and the last I heard he lived in GA. His family lives in TX……My grandfather’s name is Raymond Neyland and I know my father’s brother and sister’s names…. Alvin and Bernadette. I know my grandmother and grandfather were 100% Indian and the last place they lived was San Antonia TX….I am in desperate need of finding someone..I am sick and need to know some family history…thank you

  8. mary a luna says:

    my dad was comanche, and my dads mom was black foot how do find my heritage, they are both dead.please help?

  9. Linda Shoberg says:

    Where is “Texas Band of Yaqui Indians”? We are a tribe that is worthy of mention.

  10. A.I. Knight says:

    My maternal grandmother Cruz shared that we were from the Kickpu tribe. My maternal great-grandmother Patricina Garicia migrated back and forth through Texas with Cruz and son, Agustino Garcia from Tierra ( Sierra?) Mojada, Coahuila and eventually lived on the Ft. Wingate Rez, then the town of Wingate, New Mexico. My grandmother and her brother Augustino have the same father. I met my great-grandmother Patricina when I was 12 yrs old. She was very tall and thin lady.She is buried in Gallup, NM. My maternal grandmother Cruz’s father was named Indalicio Garcia. I do believe the Kickupu Tribe is our ancestral tribe, but all I have is bits and pieces @ this time. Written records years ago were almost non-existent. I have this deep seated quest to learn more about my Native roots. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    • A.I.,
      Fort Wingate, NM is near the Navajo reservation, it is an old military storage from WWI & II. The majority of the people living there now work at the Fort Wingate schools (high school, middle, elementary schools)and belong to the Navajo Nation.
      I have family living there and in Gallup, NM and no one I know recalls any of names you mentioned. You may want to check cemetary & death records in Gallup, NM/McKinley County. Maybe even the school may have some information since at one time it was a boarding school. Hope you find what your looking for.

  11. Malasia says:

    Hi, I’ve been trying to look up information on my family and its so hard because no body knows anything. my great grandparents that couldve helped me are now dead. The only thing I’ve gotten was that my grandfather was born is Weslaco, TX. He doesn’t know the tribe he just knows were Apache which is no help at all. I’m just so clueless right now and could use all the help I can get.

  12. Bobbi Mansfield says:

    I am opening a trade days in Cresson TX… I would like to host any American Tribes to come out all through the year and put on Pow Wows, Dancing, Singing, and or Music. I would love to offer my place as a way for people to learn more about the Native Americans and their culture. Could anyone point me in the right direction? We are looking to start April 15, 2014.

  13. Jenora says:

    I was adopted at the age of 2 and was told later by my biological mother that my biological father was full blooded Indian. She was in Fort Stockton, TX. at the time and told me at that time my father was supposedly in the military. She also said that he was 50ish and his name was Bill Colors. How can I find out if I am part Indian and what tribe??

  14. erlinda says:

    Does anyone know if there are any Pow Wows in the Corpus Christi, Texas area?

    Thank you

  15. margaret murrell says:

    My mother’s mother was part cherokee now my father is puertorican,my father sister said I have more of the spanish side who do I speak;to about what tribe would I be from

  16. Patsy Nester says:

    I am a librarian at an Elementary school in San Antonio, TX. I would love to be able to have someone contact me to see if it would be possible to have someone or a small group come and speak to our 4th grade classes about their culture, the importance of their heritage, and their history here in Texas. Budget cuts have forced us into a situation where we are not able to take day trips and have very limited funds to pay for a group to come to our school. Can you refer me to an organization that visits Elementary schools in San Antonio, TX area? Thanks for any help you can suggest.

  17. norma drennan says:

    my mon was born in corpus christi and her fam came from port isabela and she use to tell me her grandma belong to the carrizo tribe. Does any one know of this tribe

  18. Maria Ruiz says:

    I am a Master’s student at Angelo State University. My father’s grandmother was an Indian from El Naciemiento in Musquiz in the state of Coahuila, Mexico. We have a photo of my Indian greatgrandmother. My father and two uncles are pictured with her. I have done some research and have found that both the Lipan Apache and the Kickapoo were in Muzquiz. How can I found out more information about my Indian culture? I would greatly appreciate any help with this.

    Thank you for your time,
    Maria Ruiz

    • Kristina says:

      I live in a part of Corpus Christi, TX called Annaville between Calallen & Tuloso Midway. I have been finding pieces of turquoise in my backyard for about 6 months. I think I get it all but then more pieces start to come up though the soil. I was told but our local librarian that where my house stands used to be an old trade route. Can someone email me & explain why turquoise is coming up though my soil to the top. It seems strange to me.

    • Kristina says:

      Sorry for all the comments the website kept telling me to try again just use the first one.

      Thank You,

  19. AGMartinez says:

    I was hoping to find information of tribes and locations in the southwest area in the State of Texas from the coastal region of Corpus Christi down to South Padre and back up to Laredo, Texas.
    My Grandfather was born in 1880’s in Brownsville, Texas and family information say that he was “puro Indio.” I know he was a renouned horseman in his time and worked numerous “ranchos grandes” with horses. He was a family man but traveled throughout South Texas family in tote.
    I have read and researched but have not found ‘sound’ information to hopefully find my “Texas Native American” heritage.

    • Angela says:

      My husband is from Brownsville, Texas and so is his mother’s family and have traced them to Nuevo Leon as the oldest record found and they traveled to Tamaulipas in Matamoros and then to Brownsville, Texas. To my knowledge there is only ONE Tribe in South Texas that will help you with your journey. They represent 60 tribal nations from the old Nuevo Santander which is the present day South Texas area , Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon , and a few others not connected with the border. Here is the link to that Tribal Nation that helps with Brownsville, Texas Native American Ancestory : http://carrizocomecrudonation.com/ I would NOT try anyone else because they are alwayz asking for money and will not teach you anything about your culture. May you have ablessed and beautiful journey ahead! Nigoha!

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