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CABIA INDIANS. The Cabia Indians, reported but not located in a document of 1690, have been identified with the Kabaye of the La Salle expedition records, but the identity has never been demonstrated. J. R. Swanton listed the Cabias among his Coahuiltecan bands. Since only the name is known, the status of the Cabias remains in doubt. It is possible that Cabia is merely a variant of the name Cava.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). J. R. Swanton, Linguistic Material from the Tribes of Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1940).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "CABIA INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.