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KANOHATINO. Kanohatino (Ayano, Canoatinno, Quanoatinno) was a Caddoan designation of the Red River of Louisiana and perhaps also the Colorado River. A group of Canoatinnos is reported to have been met by the La Salle expedition near the Brazos or Colorado in 1687. They may have been a southern extension of Wichita Indians, for some of the La Salle party went with the Hasinais on a warring expedition against them.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959).

Margery H. Krieger


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

Margery H. Krieger, "KANOHATINO," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.