Caso Indians


By: Thomas N. Campbell

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: June 1, 1995


The Caso Indians are known from a Spanish document of 1748 that lists the names of twenty-five Indian groups of east central and southeastern Texas who had asked for missions in the general area. Although it cannot be demonstrated, it seems likely that the Casos were the same as the Caxos, who were reported in a Spanish missionary report from eastern Texas in 1691. The Caxos are generally considered to have been Caddoans of the southwestern or Hasinai division.

Herbert Eugene Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1915; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970). Charles W. Hackett, ed., Pichardo's Treatise on the Limits of Louisiana and Texas (4 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1931–46). Juan Agustín Morfi, History of Texas, 1673–1779 (2 vols., Albuquerque: Quivira Society, 1935; rpt., New York: Arno, 1967). 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).
Categories:
  • Peoples
  • 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, “Caso Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/caso-indians.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1976
June 1, 1995