Yatasi Indians

By: W. E. S. Dickerson

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: August 1, 1995

The Yatasi Indians were a group of the Caddo confederacy, closely affiliated in language with the Natchitoch Indians. In order to escape Chickasaw attacks in Louisiana, some of the Yatasis took refuge with the Caddo and Nasoni Indians in Texas.

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
  • Tribes (Other)

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

W. E. S. Dickerson, “Yatasi Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 19, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/yatasi-indians.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 1, 1995