By: Margery H. Krieger

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: February 1, 1995

Kanohatino (Ayano, Canoatinno, Quanoatinno) was a Caddoan designation of the Red River of Louisiana and perhaps also the Colorado River. A group of Canoatinnos is reported to have been met by the La Salle expedition near the Brazos or Colorado in 1687. They may have been a southern extension of Wichita Indians, for some of the La Salle party went with the Hasinais on a warring expedition against them.

Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

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

Margery H. Krieger, “Kanohatino,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 23, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/kanohatino.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995