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DATANA INDIANS. The Datana Indians are known from a 1691 Spanish missionary report, which identifies them as a tribe living eighty leagues southwest of the Hasinai Indians of eastern Texas. The affiliations of the Datana Indians remain unknown.


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).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "DATANA INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.