KANOHATINO. Kanohatino (Ayano, Canoatinno, Quanoatinno) was a Caddoan designation of the Red River of Louisiana and perhaps also the Colorado River. A group of Canoatinnos is reported to have been met by the La Salle expedition near the Brazos or Colorado in 1687. They may have been a southern extension of Wichita Indians, for some of the La Salle party went with the Hasinais on a warring expedition against them.
Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).