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TADIVA INDIANS. The name Tadiva (Tadiua) appears in a single Spanish document written late in the seventeenth century. As it occurs in a list of twenty-one tribes, nineteen of which are clearly Caddoan, it seems likely that Tadiva refers to a small and perhaps peripheral tribe of the southwestern or Hasinai division of Caddo Indians in eastern Texas.


John R. Swanton, Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 132, Washington: GPO, 1942).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "TADIVA INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.