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HAINAI INDIANS. The Hainai (Aynais, Aynay, Ainai, Ioni, and Ayonai) Indians, a Hasinai-Caddoan group that lived on the Neches and Angelina rivers, was the leading group in the Hasinai confederacy.


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, "HAINAI INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.