Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


PENOY INDIANS. The Penoy Indians are known from one of the contemporary accounts (Cavelier) of the La Salle expedition. These Indians seem to have lived near the Hasinai tribes, apparently to the west or southwest. Their linguistic and cultural affiliations remain undetermined.


Isaac Joslin Cox, ed., The Journeys of René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (2 vols., New York: Barnes, 1905; 2d ed., New York: Allerton, 1922). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). John G. Shea, Early Voyages up and down the Mississippi (Albany: J. Munsell, 1861; rpt., Albany: J. McDonough, 1902).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "PENOY INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.