AHOUERHOPIHEIM INDIANS. In the latter part of the seventeenth century, according to records of the La Salle expedition, the Ahouerhopiheim (Abonerhopiheim, Ahonerhopiheim) Indians occupied an inland area somewhere north of Matagorda Bay, probably near the Colorado River or between the Colorado and Brazos rivers. Although this name has passed into American Indian literature, there is some question about its accuracy. There is some evidence that on Henri Joutel's original manuscript two names appeared, Ahouergomahe and Kemahopiheim, and that a printer, through error, manufactured a hybrid name, using the first and last parts of these names respectively. The linguistic and cultural affiliations of the Indians bearing these names remain unknown.
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