KIABAHA INDIANS. The Kiabaha (Kiaboha, Kiahoba, Kioboba, Niabaha) Indians are known only from records pertaining to the La Salle expedition, which indicate that in the late seventeenth century these Indians lived inland to the north or northeast of Matagorda Bay, probably near the Brazos River. The Kiabahas have been confused with the Kabayes, which the records clearly identify as a separate and distinct group of Indians who lived in the same area. Thus far no one has successfully demonstrated that the Kiabaha Indians were related to any other known group of Indians.
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