Hacanac Indian Province

By: Margery H. Krieger

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995

Hacanac Indian Province was reported to Luis de Moscoso Alvarado in 1542 as lying, apparently, on the northwest border of Texas. This was the territory of the Red River Caddos. On July 20, 1542, the Hacanacs joined with men from Amaye and Naguatex and attacked Moscoso.

Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Rex W. Strickland, "Moscoso's Journey through Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 46 (October 1942).
  • Peoples
  • Native American
  • Provinces
Time Periods:
  • Spanish Texas

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

Margery H. Krieger, “Hacanac Indian Province,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/hacanac-indian-province.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995

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