Quiscat (unknown–unknown)

By: Margery H. Krieger

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: May 1, 1995

Quiscat was an eighteenth-century Tawakoni chief whose name was given to the leading Tawakoni village on the Brazos River near the site of present Waco. He traveled to San Antonio in 1772 to make peace with the Spanish. The village, sometimes called El Quiscat, was located on the west side of the Brazos on a bluff above some springs; at one time it had an estimated 750 residents. Athanase de Mézières visited the village in 1779, and Pedro Vial stayed there for several weeks in 1786 while recovering from injuries. Reference to the village of Quiscat occurs as late as 1795.

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


  • Peoples
  • Native American
  • Chiefs and Other Leaders

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, “Quiscat,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 23, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/quiscat.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995

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