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AHEHOUEN INDIANS. The Ahehouen (Ahehoen, Ahekouen) Indians are known only from records of the La Salle expedition. In 1687 they lived somewhere north of Matagorda Bay, probably near the Colorado River. In 1754 Indians with a similar name, Aguajuani, lived an unspecified distance north or northwest of Nacogdoches. The Aguajuanis are not to be confused with the Yojuanes, whose name (Jujuane) also appears in the same document. No relationship between the Ahehouens and the Aguajuanis has yet been established, and the linguistic and cultural affiliations of both groups remain unknown.


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). Henri Joutel, Joutel's Journal of La Salle's Last Voyage (London: Lintot, 1714; rpt., New York: Franklin, 1968).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "AHEHOUEN INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.