ATASACNEU INDIANS. The Atasacneu (Atasacnau) Indians are known from a Spanish document of 1748 that lists twenty-five Indian groups of east central and southeastern Texas who had asked for missions in that general area. About half the names on the list, including Atasacneu, cannot be identified. The identifiable groups consist of Caddoans (including Wichita), Tonkawans, Atakapans, and Karankawans.
Herbert Eugene Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1915; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970). Charles W. Hackett, ed., Pichardo's Treatise on the Limits of Louisiana and Texas (4 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1931–46). Juan Agustín Morfi, History of Texas, 1673–1779 (2 vols., Albuquerque: Quivira Society, 1935; rpt., New York: Arno, 1967).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Thomas N. Campbell, "ATASACNEU INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bma50), accessed May 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.