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ATIA AND ATIASNOGUE INDIANS. These names occur in 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 this list, including Atia (Atai) and Atiasnogue, cannot be identified. The others are identifiable as Caddoans (including Wichita), Tonkawans, Atakapans, and Karankawans.


Herbert Eugene Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century: Studies in Spanish Colonial History and Administration (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).

Thomas N. Campbell

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Thomas N. Campbell, "ATIA AND ATIASNOGUE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.