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Cheocas (unknown–unknown)

Biography Entry

Hainai chief Cheocas was formally invested as governor of the Hainai Indians on August 8, 1721. At that time, when it was refounded by the Marqués de Aguayo, he assembled his people to be neophytes of Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainai Mission.

Eleanor Claire Buckley, "The Aguayo Expedition in Texas and Louisiana, 1719–1722," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 15 (July 1911).


  • Peoples
  • Native American
  • Chiefs and Other Leaders

Time Periods:

  • Spanish Texas

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

Anonymous, “Cheocas,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed March 06, 2021,

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