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ARHAU. The term Arhau denoted an Indian group or village, possibly Karankawan, described by Henri Joutel as being between Matagorda Bay and the Colorado River in 1687.


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

Margery H. Krieger


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

Margery H. Krieger, "ARHAU," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.