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HACANAC INDIAN PROVINCE. Hacanac Indian Province was reported to Luis de Moscoso Alvarado in 1542 as lying, apparently, on the northwest border of Texas. This was the territory of the Red River Caddos. On July 20, 1542, the Hacanacs joined with men from Amaye and Naguatex and attacked Moscoso.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Rex W. Strickland, "Moscoso's Journey through Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 46 (October 1942).

Margery H. Krieger


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

Margery H. Krieger, "HACANAC INDIAN PROVINCE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.