Nabeyxa Indians

By: Thomas N. Campbell

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: August 1, 1995

The Nabeyxa (Nabeyeyxa) Indians are referred to in a single Spanish document written late in the seventeenth century. As the name occurs in a list of twenty-one tribes, nineteen of which are clearly Caddoan, it seems likely that the Nabeyxas were a small and perhaps peripheral tribe of the southwestern or Hasinai group of Caddo Indians in eastern Texas. J. R. Swanton has suggested that this name may be a synonym for Nabedache, but both names occur on the same list.

John R. Swanton, Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 132, Washington: GPO, 1942).


  • Peoples
  • Native American
  • Tribes (Other)

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

Thomas N. Campbell, “Nabeyxa Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 27, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 1, 1995