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Kuasse Village

Margery H. Krieger General Entry

Kuasse (Kiaffes, Kiasses) village, mentioned to Henri Joutel by the Ebahamos in 1687, was said to be located north or northwest of the Colorado River. The Kuasse Indians may be the same as the Acafes and the Cacafes identified by Spanish writers or the Akasquy identified by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.

Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Henri Joutel, Joutel's Journal of La Salle's Last Voyage (London: Lintot, 1719; rpt., New York: Franklin, 1968).


  • Peoples
  • Native American

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, “Kuasse Village,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed March 06, 2021,

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