KANOHATINO INDIANS. The Kanohatino (Ayano, Canatino, Coannotino, Kanoutinoa, Konatine, Quanoatinno) Indians are known from documents of the La Salle expedition, which indicate that in the late seventeenth century these Indians lived inland well to the north or northeast of Matagorda Bay, apparently along the Brazos River. The Kanohatinos were expert bison hunters and were said to have forty settlements along the river. At this time they were at war with the Hasinai Indians. Some modern writers have suggested that the Kanohatinos were probably an early group of Wichita Indians, but this cannot be demonstrated. It is possible that the Kanohatino Indians of the French sources were the same people as the Cantonas of the Spanish sources. Both groups occupied the same general area during the same period, and the brief descriptions of their cultures show notable similarities. Further archival research is needed to prove or disprove this possible identity.
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, "Kanohatino Indians," accessed February 27, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bmk03.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.