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CANABATINU INDIANS. This name is known from a single Spanish missionary report in 1691, which indicates that the Canabatinus were enemies of the Hasinai tribes of eastern Texas and lived an unspecified distance to the west of the Hasinais. J. R. Swanton suggested that the Canabatinus may have been a Wichita group, but he cited no evidence in support of this identification.


John R. Swanton, Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 132, Washington: GPO, 1942).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "CANABATINU INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.