The Copane (Cobane, Coopane, Kopano) Indians were Karankawans who, in the eighteenth century, lived in the middle section of the Texas coast, mainly on and between Copano and San Antonio bays. Little is known about the Copanes other than that they were represented at the coastal missions of Nuestra Señora del Rosario and Nuestra Señora del Refugio between 1751 and 1828. It seems likely that the Copane Indians who survived the mission period joined remnants of other Karankawan groups that became known as the Karankawa Indians. All Karankawan groups became extinct by 1858.
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- Native American
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Thomas N. Campbell, “Copane Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 30, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/copane-indians.
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