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CAQUIXADAQUIX INDIANS. The Caquixadaquix Indians are known from a single 1691 Spanish missionary report that lists them among the groups southeast of the Hasinai of eastern Texas. Since no distance was specified, it is impossible to tell whether they lived in eastern Texas or western Louisiana. The first part of the name, "Caquixa-," suggests Catqueza, the name of a tribe that lived southwest of the Hasinai. Since the same report also lists "Caquiza" as living to the southwest of the Hasinai, there seems to be no basis for giving serious consideration to linkage of Caquixadaquix with Catqueza. The affiliations of the Caquixadaquix Indians remain unknown.


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