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CANCEPNE INDIANS. The Cancepne (Cancepu, Concepue) Indians are known from a Spanish document of 1748 that lists the names of 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 Cancepne, cannot be identified. The others consist of groups identifiable as 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).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "CANCEPNE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.