Canabatinu Indians

By: Thomas N. Campbell

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: June 1, 1995

This name is known from a single Spanish missionary report in 1691, which indicates that the Canabatinus were enemies of the Hasinai tribes of eastern Texas and lived an unspecified distance to the west of the Hasinais. J. R. Swanton suggested that the Canabatinus may have been a Wichita group, but he cited no evidence in support of this identification.

John R. Swanton, Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 132, Washington: GPO, 1942).
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  • Native American
  • Tribes (Other)

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

Thomas N. Campbell, “Canabatinu Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995