KABAYE INDIANS. The Kabaye (Cabaie) Indians are known only from records of the La Salle expedition, which indicate that these Indians lived inland well to the north or northeast of Matagorda Bay, probably near the Brazos River. The Kabayes have been confused with the Kiabahas, which these records clearly identify as a separate and distinct group who lived in the same area. The Kabayes have not been successfully identified with any specific Indian group in the same area known to the Spanish. However, the similarity in names suggests that the Kabayes of the French may have been the Cava (Caba) Indians of the Spanish.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Thomas N. Campbell, "Kabaye Indians," accessed February 22, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmk01.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.